core beliefs

Core Beliefs

  The core beliefs of our ministry stand squarely on the unshakable pillars of orthodox Christianity ("that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all") as taught by our Lord Jesus Christ, spread by the Apostles, defended by the early Christian Patriarchs, declared in the Apostles and Nicene Creeds, upheld by the seven Ecumenical Councils of the undivided church held from 325 A.D. to 787 A.D (we affirm the teaching of the first four Ecumenical Councils and the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh councils, in so far as they are agreeable to the Bible), and exemplified by the “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church” during the first millennium of its existence. 

 
We Believe

  • That the Holy Scriptures are the final authority on all matters of faith, doctrine and practice. 
  • We believe that the three Catholic Creeds (the Apostles’, the Nicene, Athanasian) provide an indisputable summary of the Christian Faith.
  • That we are saved by grace through faith in the atoning work of Jesus Christ.
  • That the Seven Sacraments (Holy Mysteries) of the Church impart the grace of God.  Sacraments ordained by Christ are Baptism and the Eucharist (Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper, Mass); Other Sacraments include: Confession, Holy Matrimony, Confirmation, Ordination (Holy Orders), Anointing of the Sick.
  • That the Holy Spirit is at work today through spiritual gifts given to the Church.

Our fervent prayer is that the Church of the Third Millennium will be healed from the Great Schism that took place in 1054 A.D. which divided the Church into Latin Western Catholicism and Greek-Byzantine Eastern Orthodoxy; and from the further divisions caused by the Protestant Reformation in 1520 A.D. which fractured the Church into what now number over 30,000  denominations, sects, and groups in the twenty-first century.  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 Church of the third millennium 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).