One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic, Trinitarian and BiblicalOne: “There is one body and one Spirit… 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” (Ephesians 4:4-5) We see ourselves as one tradition among many in the Body of Christ, and we affirm and stand alongside other Christian traditions and denominations as brothers and sisters in Christ who are also firmly anchored in the Trinitarian, Apostolic Faith.
Holy: “…let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood… you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people…” (2 Peter 2:5, 9) We are a work in progress, being sanctified (being made holy and into the image of Christ) by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Catholic: In liturgical and sacramental continuity with the ancient Church.
Apostolic: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship…. (Acts 2:42) We are “…built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets” (Ephesians 2:20). We are committed to receiving and passing on to future generations the Faith once delivered to the Apostles.
Trinitarian: “And I (Jesus) will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17This is the Spirit of truth…” (John 14:16-17)
Biblical: “…The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart…” (Romans 10:8). As Anglicans we see Scripture as clear, sufficient, supreme, authoritative and transformative.