We are a church composed of people from many countries and church traditions. Our aim is to see what God says to us in his Word, the Bible. But we don’t just want to hear the Word of God, we also want to do what it says. So as followers of Jesus we aim to grow more like our Savior as God wants us to.
As a body of believers from diverse cultural and church traditions, we come together in our beliefs that are stated in the early creeds, the Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds. We also believe in the 39 Articles of religion which were developed at the time of the Protestant Reformation. Here are a few areas that we affirm, and are stated throughout the creeds and articles:
We believe in:
The Bible – We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
One God – We believe in one God, who is revealed in three co-existing persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Our Need of a Savior – We believe all of humanity has failed to honor and obey God, and give him thanks as we are meant to, and as a result we are subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
Jesus Christ is our Resurrected Savior – We believe in Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe He died on the cross in the place of sinners, taking the punishment deserved by the whole world. We also believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in bodily form (and conquered death so that we may have life).
The work of the Holy Spirit – We believe it is only by the work of the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the Gospel that we can turn to God and trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. The Holy Spirit dwells in those who put their trust in Jesus Christ.
The promised return of Jesus Christ – we believe that Jesus Christ will return to judge the living and the dead, and that those who trust in Jesus Christ will share eternal life with him.
Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
Our congregation is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a diocese of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is spread throughout Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Today, there are 27 parishes, about 30 priests, and 7,000 Anglicans across the Diocese. The Diocese has over 30 institutions spread across the different countries that it covers, including schools, hospitals and centers caring for people with disabilities.