What We Believe

Holy Trinity’s core beliefs are firmly planted in the mainstream of historic Anglican thought and practice. These beliefs include:

Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life: No one comes to the Father but by Him. The Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist) are the Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus are to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him. The historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three catholic creeds: the Apostles’, the Nicene, and the Athanasian Creeds. We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship. We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.