Orthodox and Catholic

We are orthodox: we value the heritage and tradition of the Holy Church from the time of the resurrection. We live in solidarity with the Church through the ages. We revere the liturgies of the Church, the Holy Scriptures as well as the lives and teaching of the church Fathers and Mothers and the great saints. We do do not water down the faith or what it is to be a Christian.

In short: We are devoted to our Lord and to our Brothers and sister in the faith around the world.

We are catholic: our understanding of God is incarnational. We express an understanding of a God who is fully present in the world. We see all people, creatures, plants and and galaxies, in fact all that is, as being held in God’s love.

Our beliefs are summarised in the Nicene Creed

We believe

in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

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