There is a saying, “the law of prayer is the law of faith.” To a large degree, what we believe is illustrated and put into practice by how we pray, and worship God. As part of the Episcopal Church, this is embodied in our Book of Common Prayer.
Further, the faith that has been handed down to us by Jesus Christ through his first apostles is encapsulated for us in the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed (below).
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth;
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.
We also believe in putting our faith into action through mission and outreaching service.