What is an Episcopalian?
The Episcopal Church is a church that is ancient and modern. In the Episcopal Church, there are no outcasts: all are welcome. We learned that in his ministry, Jesus never turned people away.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church exemplifies the best of the Episcopal Church. We love the rituals of ancient and time-honored worship, and the open-mindedness of spiritual exploration. We walk a middle way between Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions of Christianity.
We are part of the Anglican tradition, meaning that we trace the roots of our church back to the colonial Church of England from which we parted when we established ourselves as a nation. We live today as part of a vibrant global communion that blends Anglican tradition with contemporary context. That combination of tradition and innovation gives the Episcopal Church its distinct feel. At St. Dunstan’s, our worship often incorporates prayers and songs from around the world and our relationship with the Anglican Communion grounds our commitment to global justice and peace among all nations.
Exploring this section may answer some of your questions – or raise additional ones! Of course, the best way to find out what it means to be an Episcopalian is to come and see.
(by Robin Williams, an Episcopalian)
10. No snake handling.
9. You can believe in dinosaurs.
8. Male and female God created them; male and female we ordain them.
7. You don’t have to check your brains at the door.
6. Pew aerobics.
5. The Church year is color-coded.
4. Free wine on Sunday.
3. All of the pageantry – none of the guilt.
2. You don’t have to know how to swim to get baptized.
And the Number One reason to be an Episcopalian:
1. No matter what you believe, there’s bound to be at least one other Episcopalian who agrees with you.