What We Believe

 

At St. Michael we believe what Christian people have believed throughout the ages.

 

As Anglican Christians, we believe the Holy Scriptures to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary to salvation.  We also receive the sacraments of the Church as signs of God’s presence among us.

 

If you are looking for our “statement of faith” look no further than the NICENE CREED, which has been the statement of faith of Christian people for 17 centuries. At St. Michael we proclaim this to be our faith every Sunday.  

 

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.

 

The Emperor Constantine accompanied by the bishops of the First Council of Nicaea (325 AD) holding the Niceno–Constantinopolitan Creed of 381 AD.