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The Anglican Tradition as a whole is one of the largest Christian traditions in the world. It’s faith is largely reflective of the theological shifts of the 16th century English Reformation. However, the beliefs and practices are firmly rooted in the ancient church and reflect the orthodox beliefs of Christians from all times and places.

Some of the distinctive characteristics of the Anglican Tradition…

1) The Authority of the Bible as the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and standing as the final authority for the Christian life.

2) The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as being ordained by Christ himself and thus fundamental to the faith and practice of the Church.

3) The Book of Common Prayer. Anglicans utilize the Book of Common Prayer as a standard for doctrine and the Anglican tradition of worship.

4) An emphasis on the Historical Christian Creeds (Nicene, Apostles, Athanasian) as summarizing statements of the orthodox Christian faith.

If you’d like to learn more about the Anglican Tradition or about Saint Michael’s Anglican Church, please contact us using the form and one of our staff members will get in touch to answer your questions.