What We Believe

What We Believe

Saint John’s is a proud part of the Episcopal Church, a Christian denomination that is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican tradition has a rich heritage, and traces its roots back to the ancient church. We embrace lives of discipleship, following the example set by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Sources of authority for understanding God’s will include Holy Scripture, the tradition and teachings of the Church, and our own God-given sense of reason.

Two creeds, or statements of belief, have informed Christians since the days of the ancient church. You can read the Apostles’ Creed here and the Nicene Creed here.

The Book of Common Prayer, which governs our worship, includes a section called “The Catechism”, or “An Outline of the Faith”, which summarizes the basics of our beliefs. You can read that section here.