THE ADORATION AND WORSHIP of Almighty God is the primary mission of this Parish. To adore the Blessed Trinity in fellowship with the Holy Angels, Patriarchs, Prophets and Saints is our daily duty, our greatest privilege and our endless joy. Everything else springs from this and is secondary to it.
Our intention is true worship and our goal is holiness of life and union with God. We seek to show to others the peace and comfort that comes only from an unbreakable connection with Jesus Christ, through the sacramental and liturgical life of the Catholic and Apostolic Church. Epiphany was established to proclaim the Gospel in the sound and sturdy tradition of Catholic Anglicanism, rejoicing in those elements we have received from the godly legacy of British and Celtic Christianity.
We teach and preach no faith but the Catholic Faith and strive to preserve the orthodox Doctrine, Discipline and Tradition of the Church of the Ages. We reject attempts to re-create Christianity to suit the passing manias of contemporary fashion, and we remain loyal to the faith of the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds, as well as to the unchangeable Apostolic Ministry of male Bishops, Priests and Deacons.
We worship and adore God with that decency and order that is commanded in Scripture, holding the Eucharist to be the central act of worship for all obedient to the Lord and Saviour who instituted the Mass as the eternal re-presentation in time of the Sacrifice of our redemption. Our Liturgy is the majestically compiled 1549 Book of Common Prayer, in the American edition of 1928, supplemented by the enhancements of the English, American and Anglican Missals.
We deplore the current “culture of Death,” and hold that every human being, from the moment of conception, is a creature and a child of God, made in His likeness, an infinitely precious soul, and that the unjustifiable taking of human life is a grievous sin.
As traditional Anglican Catholics, we continue to be what we have been since Christ’s Church was first planted in the British Isles in the First Century. We do nothing new, because in Christ all things are made new. We teach nothing, as pertaining to eternal salvation, that cannot be proved and concluded by Scripture and Catholic consensus. We have formed no new denomination or sect because we are the heirs of the first followers of Christ and part of the New Israel. We hope to live, die, and by the grace of God and the power of His Cross, rise as the sons and daughters of Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords.
Composed by Father Craig Edward Young, SSC