The Episcopal Church
The Episcopal Church is affiliated with the Church of England (to which Queen Elizabeth II and her family belong) and the Anglican Communion, a global fellowship of churches in which followers of Christ in over 165 nations are represented. What do we believe?
We believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the revealed Word of God containing all things necessary to salvation.
We baptize and take communion, just as Jesus taught us to do. We also take part in other sacramental rites as revealed to us in Scripture: Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Ordination, Absolution, and Anointing of the Sick.
We believe that God calls bishops, priests, and deacons to lead His holy, catholic, and apostolic Church in following Christ. The leader of the Anglican Communion is Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Episcopal Church’s leader is Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop. And the leader of our Diocese is George Sumner, the Bishop of Dallas.
For more information about our Episcopal faith, take a look at our excellent Catechism: