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Core Beliefs

The core beliefs of our ministry rest on the pillars of orthodox Christianity, as taught by Jesus Christ, spread by his Apostles, defended by the early Christian Patriarchs, declared in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds, upheld by the seven Ecumenical Councils of the Church held from 325 A.D. to 787 A.D.   We affirm the teaching of the first four Ecumenical Councils with the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh Ecumenical Councils as they are agreeable to the Bible.

 

 We Believe


  • The Holy Scriptures are the final authority on all matters of faith, doctrine, and practice. 
  • The three ancient Christian Creeds (Apostles, Nicene, Athanasian) provide an accurate summary of the Christian Faith.
  • We are saved by grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ on the cross 
  • The Christian Sacraments are a means of grace to help Christians grow in their faith.  
  • The Holy Spirit is at work in the lives of believers today through His spiritual gifts. 


Our prayer is for the Church of the Third Millennium to be healed from the Great Schism of 1054 A.D. which divided the Church into Latin Western Catholicism and Greek-Byzantine Eastern Orthodoxy and the divisions caused by the Protestant Reformation in 1520 A.D. which fractured the Church into thousands of denominations, sects, and groups.  While we embrace the ecumenism espoused by St. Augustine; "In essentials, unity; In non-essentials, liberty; And in everything, love" and have a passion for seeing  "oneness" restored to the body of Christ  in answer to the high priestly prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ in St. John 17, we cannot walk in fellowship with those who condone doctrines or practices that vitiate the orthodox teachings of the historic Christian Faith in favor of doing what's "right in their own eyes" (Judges 17:6).