What We Believe
As an Anglican church confessing the historic, orthodox faith, we abide by the three ecumenical creeds.
The Apostles Creed, although difficult to date accurately, is believed to be the oldest creeds. It is a concise statement of belief about who God is and what he has done, and what he will do.
The Nicene Creed, crafted at the city of Nicaea in 325, and refined at Constantinople in 381, was born out of of rigorous theological debate amongst the church leaders of the day. The largest section is the section on God the Son; most of the major debates and heresies of the first 300 years of the church had been "Christological" in nature; people were trying to clarify what the Bible says about who the God-Man, Jesus of Nazareth, really was.
The Athanasian Creed is a wonderful and unflinching expression of the Triune nature of God - three persons, in one being. God literally has community within himself. We recite this creed once a year on Trinity Sunday, sometime between mid-May and mid-June.
As part of the Anglican Church in North America, and the Diocese of Christ Our Hope, we further affirm and abide by the Jerusalem Declaration of 2008 from GAFCON, the Global Anglican Futures Conference.