St. Mary Magdalene's Church

"Changing the Secular into the Sacred through Continuous Conversion"

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What We Believe


As outlined in the GAFCon Jerusalem Declaration:

  • 1. We rejoice in the gospel of God through which we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Because God first loved us, we love him and as believers bring forth fruits of love, ongoing repentance, lively hope and thanksgiving to God in all things.
  • 2. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary for salvation. The Bible is to be translated, read, preached, taught and obeyed in its plain and canonical sense, respectful of the churchís historic and consensual reading.
  • 3. We uphold the four Ecumenical Councils and the three historic Creeds as expressing the rule of faith of the one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
  • 4. We uphold the Thirty-nine Articles as containing the true doctrine of the Church agreeing with Godís Word and as authoritative for Anglicans today.
  • 5. We gladly proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, humanityís only Saviour from sin, judgement and hell, who lived the life we could not live and died the death that we deserve. By his atoning death and glorious resurrection, he secured the redemption of all who come to him in repentance and faith.
  • 6. We rejoice in our Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage as an expression of the gospel, and we uphold the 1662 Book of Common Prayer as a true and authoritative standard of worship and prayer, to be translated and locally adapted for each culture.
  • 7. We recognize that God has called and gifted bishops, priests and deacons in historic succession to equip all the people of God for their ministry in the world. We uphold the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders.
  • 8. We acknowledge Godís creation of humankind as male and female and the unchangeable standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman as the proper place for sexual intimacy and the basis of the family. We repent of our failures to maintain this standard and call for a renewed commitment to lifelong fidelity in marriage and abstinence for those who are not married.
  • 9. We gladly accept the Great Commission of the risen Lord to make disciples of all nations, to seek those who do not know Christ and to baptize, teach and bring new believers to maturity.
  • 10. We are mindful of our responsibility to be good stewards of Godís creation, to uphold and advocate justice in society, and to seek relief and empowerment of the poor and needy.
  • 11. We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships. We recognize the orders and jurisdiction of those Anglicans who uphold orthodox faith and practice, and we encourage them to join us in this declaration.
  • 12. We celebrate the God-given diversity among us which enriches our global fellowship, and we acknowledge freedom in secondary matters. We pledge to work together to seek the mind of Christ on issues that divide us.
  • 13. We reject the authority of those churches and leaders who have denied the orthodox faith in word or deed. We pray for them and call on them to repent and return to the Lord.
  • 14. We rejoice at the prospect of Jesusí coming again in glory, and while we await this final event of history, we praise him for the way he builds up his church through his Spirit by miraculously changing lives.

Please feel free to view our current newsletter for a schedule of upcoming services and events.



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This page last updated on 26-dec-2015


St. Mary Magdalene's Church
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Priest
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org




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