THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

We are proud to be one of over 100 Episcopal congregations in Colorado. As an Episcopal Church, we are one expression of a wonderfully diverse Christian faith. We affirm that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, that the ancient Nicene Creed summarizes our core beliefs, that the sacraments of baptism and communion are integral to our identity, and that our bishops are our chief pastors and teachers.

Our baptismal vows call on us to seek and serve Christ in our neighbors, to strive for justice and peace for all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being. We are committed to being a community that lives into these vows.

The Book of Common Prayer guides our worship together, and is used by Episcopalians all over the world. In it are the core expressions of our faith, including the Nicene Creed.

“We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

(Book of Common Prayer, pp. 358-359)