The Anglican Tradition
Have you ever seen a quilt made of a myriad of colors utilizing old fabrics and new? The kind that your grandmother or aunt made, the kind that each piece brought back wonderful memories while still other bright new fabrics helped stitch the quilt together ?
That is the Anglican tradition which practices the most ancient aspects of Christian worship and at the same time embraces the most modern ideas from all corners of the our earth.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. We have members in the United States and the territory of Puerto Rico, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Venezuela, Curacao, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Taiwan, and the Virgin Islands. The global Anglican Communion has 70 million followers.
Have you ever heard of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP)? The BCP is used in most services and is, in a nutshell, a guidebook for worship. We use it on Sundays, but it also is used for daily devotions during the week. Why does it use the words “common prayer” ? - Because it's use is common to all Anglicans around the world. About 70% of The Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible. Episcopalians read more Holy Scripture in Sunday worship than almost any other denomination in Christianity."
Everyone is welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.