The simple answer is that Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.
We are guided by Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience. Like most Christians, we wrestle with doubt and faith, and congregants think for themselves, resulting at times in conclusions that may differ.
We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.
Our principal weekly worship on Sundays, called Holy Eucharist, is a “liturgical” service, most often using the forms of public worship laid out in The Book of Common Prayer. We follow a liturgical calendar that organizes the seasons of the church year and marks out the readings for each Sunday. This calendar is shared by Episcopalians the world over.
We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.
The Episcopal Church
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Book of Common Prayer online
Learn, Pray Act: Responding to Racist Violence
The Liturgical Calendar
Forward Movement Daily Devotions