GOD

There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. God is the creator and preserver of all that is, seen and unseen


JESUS

Jesus Christ is the only and eternal Son of God, begotten before all ages. He was born as a human being, the son of the virgin Mary. His one oblation of himself, once offered, on the Cross was the perfect satisfaction
for the sins of the whole world. He rose from the dead on the third day and reigns with the Father in heaven.
Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life; and no one comes to the Father except through him.


THE BIBLE

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. The Holy Scriptures contain all things necessary for salvation.


THE CHURCH

The Church is the mystical Body of Christ and the blessed company of all faithful people. Christ is the head of his Body, the Church, and all baptized people are its limbs and organs. The marks of the Church are that she is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.


MINISTRY

God has provided for his Church a ministry in unbroken succession from the Apostles.
The ordained ministry is threefold, comprising bishops, priests, and deacons. Although, in keeping with Apostolic tradition, the ordained ministry is open only to baptized persons, there are many other forms of ministry open to layfolk, both women and men.


SACRAMENTS

The Sacraments are provided by God as effectual channels of his grace. In Baptism our sins, both original and actual are washed away, and we are born again as members of Christ’s body and citizens of his Kingdom. In the Eucharist we eat and drink the very Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, according to his most true promise. In addition to Baptism and the Eucharist there are five other ordinances commonly called Sacraments, namely Confirmation, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Confession, and Unction of the Sick.


LIFE

Human life is the gift of God, made in his image, and is therefore to be respected. The killing of unborn human beings (commonly called “abortion”) is prohibited. The killing of the aged and infirm (commonalty called “euthanasia”) is condemned. The use of human embryos for experimentation is unacceptable.


MORALITY

It becomes Christian to live as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. The greatest commandment is to love God with all one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength; and the second is to love one’s neighbour as oneself. Christians live by the Golden Rule: to do to others as they would have others do to them. Sexual love is expressed monogamous, heterosexual marriage. The material goods of this world are to be used for the advancement of the Kingdom; they are not to be coveted or hoarded, but to be shared with those in need.