We are Christian

Nicene Creed
Apostles Creed

Athanasian Creed

On the Importance of Tradition in Christianity

  We are Christians who seek to "follow Christ, to worship God...and to work and pray and give for the spread of his Kingdom." (Book of Common Prayer, p. 291) We take great care to affirm and believe that which all Christians at all times, in all places have professed and affirmed. This means we are historical Christians rooted in the traditions and history of the church. This also means we are orthodox Christians rooted in the true faith and practice of the one undivided and indivisible body of Christ.

As historical, orthodox Christians, we believe in and have a relationship with the Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. We are rooted in a history that goes all the way back to Christ Himself. We are a part of the worldwide body of believers which Scripture called the Bride of Christ, and which we call the Church. We accept the documents which that church has deemed canon, namely the Scripture. Lastly, we join with the historical church in affirming the Creeds, especially the Nicene Creed and the Apostles Creed.

We are Anglican

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer

The Liturgy

Apostolic Succession
  Anglicanism is one particular expression of the Christian faith. Perhaps our most important and distinguishing practice is our use of the Book of Common Prayer. We are a part of the Apostolic Succession, which traces back through the laying on of hands to the Apostles and ultimately, to Christ. We worship in all the richness of the Liturgy, and we acknowledge and take advantage of the Sacraments.

We are in the Anglican Province of Christ the King

The Affirmation of St. Louis
About the Province of Christ the King
St. Joseph of Arimathea Seminary

Walking Apart: events leading to the break in the Episcopal church.

  The Anglican Province of Christ the King (APCK) is one of the many churches in the Continuing Anglican movement (also called Traditional Episcopal). Our province (as well as the Anglican Catholic Church, with whom we are in full communion) traces its beginnings to the Congress of St. Louis. The Congress of St. Louis was a gathering of Episcopalians and Anglicans united in opposition to a major revision to the Prayer Book, and the accompanying theological changes in the mainline Episcopal church. The Congress produced the Affirmation of St. Louis which repudiated the mainline Episcopal church for its secularization and departure from the adherence to Holy Scripture and Tradition, among other things.

(Text gratefully used by permission of the Church of Our Savior, Santa Barbara, California.)

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