WHAT WE BELIEVE
At St. Benedict's, we want everyone to feel comfortable and welcome. As such, we wanted to make a place for you to find information about the theology, practices and traditions of the Episcopal Church.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, and both our worship and our mission are in Christ’s name. In Jesus, we find that the nature of God is love, and through baptism, we share in his victory over sin and death.
The Bible is our foundation, understood through tradition and reason, containing all things necessary for salvation. Our worship is filled with Scripture from beginning to end.
The two foundational statements of faith are the Apostles’ Creed used at baptism, and the Nicene Creed used at communion. We join Christians throughout the ages in affirming our faith in the one God who created us, redeemed us, and sanctifies us.
In the waters of baptism we are lovingly adopted by God into God’s family, which we call the Church, and given God’s own life to share and reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ.
"Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace" BCP
The two most Holy Sacraments are Baptism and the Eucharist.
The Episcopal Church recognizes other spiritual markers in our journey of faith including Confirmation, Reconciliation, Matrimony, Ordination, Unction.
The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer.
The National Episcopal Church provides a basic overview of key tenets and beliefs of our denomination.