We are traditional Anglicans. What does that mean? It means more than simply being stuck in the past, it means preserving something vitally important for the future.
We are not standing still. We have a vision to reintroduce a whole new generation to Christ through the beauty and mystery of the Anglo-Catholic tradition.
Our worship is grounded in the 1928 Prayer Book as a faithful expression of the Anglican Faith which is truly
reformed and catholic.
It is not just about the doctrines that we believe, but the way we live them out. It is not simply about the documents, it is about the ethos, or life, of our people.
The Anglican Church in America
If you are new to our jurisdiction, or simply visiting this web site, I hope you will join with us for worship services. You will find our parishes to be warm and welcoming; in our churches, we experience the joy and commitment of a common life as faithful Christians. We seek to share the wonder, mystery and love of our faith with all earnest Christian seekers.
In our common worship, we observe the ancient rites of the church through regular prayer and the Holy Eucharist. The liturgy of our church holds us together; it is through common or communal worship that the people of God come together most completely to offer their prayers, sing their praises to God and deepen their spiritual understanding. We encourage all to join with us, to learn the language of our worship and participate in the unique spiritual journey that is the Anglican way.
The Anglican Church in America is a traditional, historic church. We use the ancient offices found in The Book of Common Prayer. The beautiful language of our prayer book draws us closer to God. The continual use of the matchless prayers contained within The Book of Common Prayer offers us a window onto faith, holding us together as a community that meets in Jesus' name.
We believe firmly that, in today's complex and often troubled world, God's love and protection are essential to a healthy physical, moral and spiritual life. We affirm that the Holy Bible contains all things necessary for salvation. We believe that the sacraments represent outward and visible signs of an inward and spiritual grace. It is our lasting commitment to protect the ancient treasures and teachings of the church, recognizing that these treasures provide the only true shelter for our passage through this temporal life. They are indeed gifts from God; it is our task to care for them, to preserve them and to pass them on to other faithful Christians.
Our dioceses continues to grow. We add new missions and parishes each year. Many outstanding men have offered themselves to the service of God's church as deacons and priests. Many lay people serve the church selflessly and often at great sacrifice. There is still so much to do. We invite you to join us, to bring your gifts to God. Help in a transcendent experience of building His church.
Your brother in Christ,
+Brian R. Marsh,
Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of America
The ACA is a member church of the