What We Believe

Grace Reformed Episcopal Church belongs to the Anglican Tradition, having roots in the Reformation Movement in England, as well as pre-reformation origins in the ancient and undivided Church.

  • We receive the Old and New Testaments comprised of 66 books. They are God’s revelation to mankind, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and the ultimate authority on doctrine, morals, and Christian living.
 
  • We receive the additional writings of what is commonly called the Apocrypha, not as inspired or as having authority in matters of doctrine, but as useful writings that have been retained in the Church for worship and instruction in manners and Christian living.
  • We subscribe to the apostolic faith as it is preserved in the Apostole's and Nicene Creeds.
 
  • We retain the Athanasian Creed as a witness to sound and wholesome doctrine, but consider it subordinate to the creeds mentioned above.
We hold to the Christological clarifications of the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the undivided Church.
We subscribe to the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion as containing the best tenets of the Reformation.
We use the Book of Common Prayer as our rule of life and guide in spiritual discipline.