- The Anglican Tradition -
A Rooted history and tradition
St. Michael’s Anglican Church is a family of Christ-followers worshipping together in the Anglican Tradition.
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.
Our worship is liturgical, which means that it follows a set pattern that joins us with millions of Christians across the globe and countless saints that have gone before us. Our tradition is deeply rooted in the concept of “common prayer.” In fact, the book that guides the structure and format of our worship is the Book of Common Prayer, a book that is widely considered one of the three greatest literary works of the English language (along with the King James Bible and the works of Shakespeare). The Book of Common Prayer is made up of ancient prayers, rites for worship services, and above all, Holy Scripture.
Many of the prayers in our service find their origins in the prayers of the earliest Christians and have been used in the worship of the Church since its inception. Usually when worshipping in a liturgical community for the first time, visitors quickly notice that the worship is active and participatory throughout the entire service. Visitors are invited to participate throughout, and if they've been baptized, join the rest of the congregation at the table for Holy Communion at the end of the service.
- Worship -
United by Common Prayer
Anglicans utilize the Book of Common Prayer, a book that serves as a guide for our worship services and a standard for doctrine and the Anglican tradition.
- Belief -
Devoted to Scripture
Anglicans hold to 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.
- Practice -
A Sacramental Theology
Anglicans believe in the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as being ordained by Christ himself and thus fundamental to the faith and practice of the Church.
- Creed -
the faith received
Anglican worship emphasizes the Historical Christian Creeds (Nicene, Apostles, Athanasian) and see them as summarizing statements of the orthodox Christian faith.
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- Find us -
Saint Michael's Anglican Church
105 Shiloh Road
Gallatin, TN 37066