What We Believe
Christ Episcopal Church is a parish within the Diocese of Florida, in the The Episcopal Church in the United States of America, led by the Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.
We believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions. We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; People of all genders can serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual identity or orientation.
The Holy Eucharist
The center of our life together comes each Sunday as we gather at God’s table to celebrate the Eucharist (Communion). It is in this place that we are made one, equal and welcome participants in the Kingdom of Heaven. In our church, all are welcome to partake in the sacrament of Communion.
The Book Of Common Prayer
We come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer. The Book of Common Prayer, most recently revised in 1979, contains our liturgies, our prayers, our theological documents, and much, much more.