Our Beliefs

An Outline of the Faith, commonly called the Catechism

The text here is taken from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979, Episcopal (USA), pages 843-862.

Concerning the Catechism
This catechism is primarily intended for use by parish priests, deacons, and lay catechists, to give an outline for instruction. It is a commentary on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and practices; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher, and it is cast in the traditional question and answer form for ease of reference.

The second use of this catechism is to provide a brief summary of the Church's teaching for an inquiring stranger who picks up a Prayer Book.

It may also be used to form a simple service; since the matter is arranged under headings, it is suitable for selective use, and the leader may introduce prayers and hymns as needed.


Our Beliefs: Human Nature

Our Beliefs: God the Father

Our Beliefs: The Old Covenant

Our Beliefs:
The Ten Commandments

Our Beliefs: Sin and Redemption

Our Beliefs: God the Son

Our Beliefs:The New covenant

Our Beliefs: The Creeds

Our Beliefs: The Holy Spirit

Our Beliefs: The Holy Scriptures

Our Beliefs: The Church

Our Beliefs: The Ministry

Our Beliefs: Prayer and Worship

Our Beliefs: The Sacraments

Our Beliefs: Holy Baptism

Our Beliefs: The Holy Eucharist

Our Beliefs: Other Sacramental Rites

Our Beliefs:
The Christian Hope