September 22, 2018

  

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Tradition and Worship

"The Episcopal tradition, like every other Christian traditio, is founded on the affirmation that Jesus Christ is Lord. That affirmation is essential to the foundation of the unity of the Church. As Episcopalians, we believe that Christ's transcendent presence in the Holy Spirit has continually formed, reformed, informed, and transformed who we are as one branch of the tree, which is the Christian church."

 

"Our primary identity is as a community of practice. That is, we are bound together by our liturgy rather than doctrinal emphasis, or social organization. Orthodoxy for us is right worship and not right belief. Our life of prayre shapes our beliefs and behaviors."

 

"No matter its style in the Episcopal Church, liturgy is the 'work of the people.' Episcopal liturgy is communal worship connected to our daily life and work as  ministry. We bring reverence and rootedness of an ancient liturgical tradition alongside a clear devotion to the Bible. Although we have ordained ministers (including the bishops that give us our name -- Episcopal), we also value the shared ministry of all believers."

 

~~from A People Called Episcopalians, John Westerhoff and Sharon Ely Pearson