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What We Believe

The catechism, offered in a question-and-answer format, is found in the back of the Book of Common Prayer (pp. 845-862) and helps teach the foundational truths of the Christian faith.

“It is a commentary on the creeds, but is not meant to be a complete statement of belief and practices; rather, it is a point of departure for the teacher.” 

(Book of Common Prayer, p. 844).

The Book of Common Prayer is a treasure chest full of devotional and teaching resources for individuals and congregations, but it is also the primary symbol of our unity. We, who are many and diverse, come together in Christ through our worship, our common prayer.

You can read the entire Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer Online.

Topics addressed in the Catechism include:

  • Human Nature
  • God the Father
  • The Old Covenant
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Sin & Redemption
  • God the Son
  • The New Covenant
  • The Creeds
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Scriptures
  • The Church
  • The Ministry
  • Prayer & Worship
  • The Sacraments
  • Holy Baptism
  • The Holy Eucharist
  • The Christian Hope