Our belief in God's faithfulness is based in Holy Scripture, community and individual prayer life as experienced through the Book of Common Prayer, the tradition of the church that has come down to us via the faithful people of many ages, reason and the experiences that come to us in everyday life through the leading of the Spirit. The Episcopal Church is a church where questions are honored every bit as much as answers. In fact, we find that God is often found through continual engagement with the questions. In addition to the ancient Nicene and Apostles Creeds, our life in Jesus Christ is informed and guided by the following promises we make as part of our baptismal vows:
Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers? I will, with God's help. Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord? I will, with God's help. Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ? I will with God's help. Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself? I will with God's help. Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? I will with God's help.
THE NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome and invited to join our community. A couple of videos that can be of help: "What is the Episcopal Church" http://www.iamepiscopalian.org/ The Way of Love in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts https://youtu.be/Hw9xxNuFRyY