The grass withers and the flowers fades,
but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8
Members of the Church of England came to America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In many of the original colonies, the Church of England was established as the official Church. After the Revolution, American Anglicans established an autonomous branch of the Church known as the Episcopal Church, but in the latter years of the twentieth century most of that body abandoned much of the doctrine and tradition of historic Anglican Faith and Practice. It is this tradition that many former Episcopalians and other Anglicans are seeking to preserve and proclaim.
In 1968, a meeting of such faithful Episcopalians, clergy and lay, was held in Mobile, AL. From the meeting emerged the "American Episcopal Church". Nine years later, a Congress of Concerned Churchmen met in Missouri, committing to continue our Church minus the fatal deviations espoused by the Episcopal Church. The Anglican Church in America was then born to espouse genuine Anglicanism in our country.
Holy Apostles Anglican church is part of the Anglican Church in America (ACA) and the Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) worldwide with missions and churches in many countries.
As stated on pages 290 & 291 in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, "The Church is the Body of which Jesus Christ is the Head and all baptized people are the members."
"The Church is described in the Creeds as One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic: One because it is one Body under one Head; Holy because the Holy Spirit dwells in it and sanctifies its members; Catholic because it is universal, holding earnestly the Faith for all time, in all countries and for all people; Apostolic because it continues steadfastly in the Apostles' teachings and fellowship."
Our beliefs also include the Sanctity of Christian Marriage between one man and one woman, Sanctity of Human Life, and the Seven Sacraments of the Church: Holy Communion, Baptism, Holy Orders, Matrimony, Unction, Confirmation and Penance.
The 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the matching Anglican Missal form the standard of our Holy Communion Service.
Fr. John Armstrong