About the Episcopal ChurchWelcome to the Episcopal Church—a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The Episcopal Church is the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States, Honduras, Taiwan, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, the British Virgin Islands and parts of Europe.  Within these ares, the Episcopal Church makes up more than 2 million of the more than 60 million Anglicans worldwide in over 100 countries.  In keeping with Anglican tradition and theology, the Episcopal Church considers itself "Protestant, yet Catholi,"  basing its authority on a mixture of scripture, reason and tradition.


We are a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. The mission statement of the Diocese is to be the Body of Christ, transforming the world through the ministry of all the baptized persons by proclamation, worship, reconciliation and service in faithful response to the call of God in Jesus Christ.


The Episcopal Church was organized shortly after the American Revolution when it separated from the Church of England, as Church of England clergy were required to swear allegiance to the British monarch. It became, in the words of the 1990 report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Group on the Episcopate, "the first Anglican Province outside the British Isles". Today it is divided into nine provinces and has dioceses outside the U.S. in Taiwan, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe. The Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands encompasses both American and British territory.


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