Who we are
We are a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, which covers DC and four Maryland counties. The Diocese of Washington is part of the Episcopal Church, which includes 110 dioceses in 17 nations. The Episcopal Church is part of the world wide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian Church. There are 43 Anglican provinces throughout the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
What We Believe
Along with many other Christian Churches, we are a creedal church. We affirm the Nicene Creed as the basic statement about our belief in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God in three Divine persons. The Nicene Creed was written following the ecumenical Council of Nicea in the early fourth century. It is based on the Holy Scriptures and traditions handed down from the time of Jesus and the men and women who came to hear his words, remained with him and became his disciples.
The Holy Scriptures, the Bible
According to St. Augustine, the Church’s foundation rests on the Bible and Tradition and both are to be interpreted using God given human reason and understanding. The Bible, while written by people, is divinely inspired. It’s interpretation is to be guided by reason, context, prayer and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.