The Episcopal Church: An Introduction To Faith In The Episcopal Way | January 15, 22, 29
In January, Father Patrick will be presenting three classes on the history and faith of the Episcopal Church. These gatherings are especially appropriate for those who may be new or who are exploring membership in the Episcopal Church. The seminars will also serve as preparation for those wishing to be confirmed or received by the Bishop in February. Those desiring a refresher in these topics are also welcome to attend.
The Episcopal Church: Our History and Tradition
January 15, 2020: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
A Survey of the history of the Episcopal Church, including our roots in the ancient, apostolic, and catholic faith, the Anglican (English) Christian Tradition, and the Reformation movement. And an introduction to The Book of Common Prayer as a historical and present icon of the Episcopal tradition. We will also look at a “Who’s Who” of the Episcopal Church.
Jesus, Our Sure Foundation: What We Believe
January 22, 2020: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
We will reflect upon the Scriptures and Creeds as the foundations of our faith. We’ll explore the Sacraments, primarily Baptism and Eucharist, as the ways in which we participate in the life of Christ.
Praying Shapes Believing: The Book of Common Prayer and Christian Living
January 29, 2020: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Historically, Episcopalians have expressed our core beliefs and Christian practices in our common prayer. We will continue our look at The Book of Common Prayer as a primary source of our formation as Christians in the Episcopal way, focusing on the Christian Year, daily prayer, the liturgy, and the Sacraments (including Confirmation). Finally, we will reflect on how we live out our core commitments as expressed in our Baptismal Promises.