Ecumenical Catholic Church+USA
+ Belief Statements +
We believe in the Holy Trinity.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, that he is God, and that he is our savior.
We believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of Jesus,
worthy of honor,
and worthy of liturgical observance and intercession in prayer.
We believe in the inerrancy and divine inspiration of Holy Scriptures.
We believe in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
We believe in the three historic creeds of the Catholic Faith Tradition:
We believe and accept the doctrines of the
Seven Early Church Ecumenical Councils
of the undivided catholic church.
We believe and appreciate the wisdom and guidance of the Early Church Fathers.
We believe in the seven sacraments of the Church:
Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist,
Anointing and Prayers for the Sick, Confession --Reconciliation,
Marriage, and Holy Orders.
We believe that Jesus Christ
is present in the Eucharist, body and blood
under the appearance of bread and wine.
We believe in and our clergy share in the Apostolic
Succession of Holy Orders.
We believe that all Holy Orders (bishops, priests, and deacons)
are open to both men and women.
We believe that celibacy
for those in Holy Orders is a personal decision.
We believe in the sanctity of marriage
as a life long commitment between a man and woman.
We also believe that within certain marriages there may be circumstances
or conditions that make life within that relationship unbearable or dangerous
and thus divorce becomes appropriate or even necessary.
Realizing that Jesus is merciful and it is he alone
who understands fully the reality of any human decision,
the church welcomes to all the sacraments
those who have been divorced and/or remarried.
We believe that all humankind is called to
chastity and sexual purity within their state in life.
We believe that contraception
is a personal decision of the married couple.
We believe that all life is sacred.
We believe that abortion and euthanasia are the taking of human life.
We believe that the Gospel commandment
to "love others as we love ourselves" is the key to living the Christian life
and it manifests itself in global concern for all peoples,
patriotism for one's nation, good citizenship,
and responsible stewardship of our planet.
The Apostles Creed
The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.