The Rt. Rev. Craig Luesing

Assistant Rector:

The Rev. Paul Chikos

What we believe

  • The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God.
  • The Creeds (as the standard of faith) mean exactly what they say.
  • Christian morality of the New Testament is the sole guide for the Church.
  • The Sacraments convey Grace: and through them Christ is known and is present.
  • The Apostolic ministry of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons was instituted by Christ, and it is male in character.
  • The worship of the church has as its basis the Book of Common Prayer, 1928.
  • We do not compromise on matters of Faith and Order, Doctrine, Discipline, or morality.

How Do Traditional Anglicans Worship?

In worship, we use the Book of Common Prayer, 1928 edition. This edition contains prayers and affirmations of faith dating to the beginning of Christianity, as well as the traditional Anglican/Episcopal liturgy. This liturgy has been in continuous use since it was first published in 1549.

The congregation actively participates in the service. As an expression of devotion, it is customary to kneel for prayers and for receiving the Holy Communion unless a person is physically unable to do so. We sit to receive instruction as we do when scriptural lessons are read or when a sermon is given. We stand in reverence at the reading of the Holy Gospel and in affirming our faith when reciting the Creed. We also stand to sing praise to God in our hymns.