So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

Romans 12:5

The ancient Church believed that She worshipped around the throne of God in heaven with all the archangels, angels, and Saints that have gone before.  This is a sacred mystery and cannot be understood with the human intellect.  We believe, as the ancient Church believed, that we worship mystically in heaven with all the heavenly hosts.  Since this is the case, we worship the triune God in reverence and awe.  We use incense because the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6) and the St. John of the Revelation reveal that heaven uses incense and that it accompanies the prayers of the saints (Revelation 8:4).  Even the Old Testament prophet Malachi prophesied that the Gentiles would use incense in worship to God (Malachi 1: 11). We use beautiful vestments.  Heavenly worship should be as beautiful as possible in Spirit and in Truth (St. John 4: 24).  It must be remembered though, that we worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 96:9) and all the outward actions of worship must flow from an inner respect for God’s holiness and a personal striving to live in a way that would please Him.  

Sacraments and Ministry

We hold dear the seven Sacraments of Grace, namely, the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, Penance, and Unction of the Sick. We believe them to be objective signs of Christ's continued presence and saving activity among us. We believe in the holy sacrifice of the Mass and that the body and blood of Christ is truly and really present in the Holy Eucharist.

We believe in God's gift of the apostolic ministry to His Church, asserting the necessity of a bishop in apostolic succession (or a priest ordained by such) as the celebrant of the Eucharist.

Furthermore, we hold that the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons consist exclusively of men in accordance with Christ's will and institution.

Morality and Personal Accountability

We believe in the sanctity of human life; that life begins at the moment of conception; and that the willful taking of that life in the womb by abortion to be a grave sin (Title XV, Canon I, 1.01 of the Canons of the Anglican Catholic Church).

We believe in the family, in the God-given sacramental bond in marriage between one man and one woman. We profess that sexual activity is to be practiced only within the bonds of Holy Matrimony.

We believe that man is very far gone from original righteousness, is in rebellion against God's authority, and is liable to His righteous judgment. We believe that all people, individually and collectively, are responsible to their Creator for their acts, motives, thoughts, and words, since we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ.

We believe it is the duty of the Church and her members to bear witness to Christian morality, to follow it in their lives, and to reject the false standards of the world.

Universality and the Catholic Faith

Lastly, the Anglican Catholic Church acknowledges that rule of faith laid down by St. Vincent of Lerins: "Let us hold that which has been believed everywhere, always, and by all, for that is truly and properly Catholic."

The Bishops of this Church are committed to seeing that the Faith of Christ is kept entire as it was given to this Church. Any assertion to the contrary has no basis in fact. We call upon all the communicants of this church to believe without reservation that deposit of Faith that has been given to the Anglican Catholic Church and to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered to the saints.


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