What is an Episcopalian?

Love God and Your Neighbor

Episcopalians are Open and Welcoming

Not only does The Episcopal Church accept and welcome a wide range of theological ideas and thoughts, we also accept and welcome all people. We do not discriminate against anyone or any group for any reason.
In our church, women are of equal worth and dignity as men, and have full access to all orders of ministry, including the ordained priesthood and the office of bishop.
As Christ taught us, we strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
You will find that Episcopalians are diverse; some are "cradle Episcopalians" and some have found their way to the Episcopal Church by way of the Roman Catholic church or other Protestant churches.
Episcopalians are Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, but on Sunday morning, we worship as a family. We are unified not by doctrinal uniformity, but by the Book of Common Prayer, the creeds, and a common belief that there are many ways to Christ.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
Presdiing Bishop
Episcopalians are the Church
Our church, as an organization - from the national governing structure all the way to the individual parish - is run by lay people and clergy working together, making decisions together, in an open and democratic process.
We have no high council, no infallible leaders, and no elite ruling class.
The Episcopal Church - Tradition and Progress, hand in hand
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity.
Our worship (or "liturgy") may vary in style at individual churches, but the basic format and structure of our liturgy is the same everywhere you go, and has its roots in the earliest known Christian communities. Our Sunday services are not essentially different than those recorded in the Acts of the Apostles and continually offered by Christians for the last two thousand years.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church. We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
Join Us
Our faith is a living faith, and our church is a community. Come see for yourself what Episcopalians believe. We invite you to worship with us, pray with us, and join your voice with ours in praise of God.
Want to Learn More?
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Click Here For information on the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
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