Our Heritage has it’s roots in the ancient Christian churches of the British Isles and stands among the most ancient of the Christian faith traditions. The Anglican church itself is a product of the English Reformation and practices what is called the “via media” which means “middle way” between the Reformed Protestant and Roman Catholic faith traditions. As a result, Anglicans are Evangelical in their approach and attitudes regarding the Bible and its preaching of the Gospel and Catholic in their approach to worship and sacraments.
Anglicans enjoy the great spiritual benefits of Evangelical preaching and it’s approach to the study of the Bible and the fullness of Catholic liturgy and the Sacraments of the ancient Church. It is, indeed, the best of both worlds. Our parish is part of the Anglican Church in North America, which is committed to the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by, and centered on, our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world.
George Washington, C.S. Lewis, J.I. Packer and N.T. Wright are all well known Anglicans past and present. To be an Anglican is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian”, at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed and Spirit-filled.
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