Synod of th
Anglican Episcopal Communion Churches  (world wide) 

 
                      

                                
    




          

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Synod of the

Anglican Episcopal Communion Churches

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES




1. We believe in the authority of the HOLY SCRIPTURES as the inerrant Word of God, as
summarized by the Creeds, taught by the Fathers, and defined in the Thirty-Nine Articles of
Religion.

2. We believe the Nicene and Apostles' CREEDS are binding on every member of the Church as
the expression of their specific personal commitment and conviction.

3.We believe HOLY BAPTISM as ordained by Christ, as set forth in the Book of Common
Prayer, is the seal of our Salvation, and Confirmation by a bishop in the apostolic line is the means
whereby we receive the strengthening gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Apostolic tradition.

4. We believe HOLY COMMUNION shall be validly celebrated by a bishop of the Apostolic
line, or by a priest ordained by such a bishop, and properly received by those confirmed or ready
and desirous to be confirmed.  Holy Communion will not be refused to believing baptized
Christians of other traditions.

5.We believe HOLY ORDERS of Bishop, Priest, and Deacon are open only to believing men,
following Biblical practice, the universal practice of the holy  church, and as intended by our
Book of Common Prayer.

6. We believe the integrity of the sacramental functions of the EPISCOPATE, and according to the
Apostolic model, as evangelists, guardians of the faith, and caring shepherds of the flock, shall be
placed above the administrative responsibilities that have so often caused mischief in the churches of former years.

7.We believe the historic BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

8. We believe in the unique salvation of Jesus Christ and pledge our commitment to the words of
Our Lord Jesus Christ about Himself: "I am the WAY, the Truth, and the Life: and no man
cometh to the Father, but by me."

WE GIVE OUR WITNESS BEFORE GOD, to all believers in Christ, unbelievers and those who
claim the name of Christ for themselves while disdaining Our Lord's own words about Himself.

SIGNED, In the Name of GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY GHOST,  
the Bishops of THE ANGLICAN  EPISCOPAL COMMUNION CHURCH, representing from all Synod councils.








 

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