To be a Christian in the Anglican tradition is to accept at least five basic realities with relation to the Holy Scriptures, the creeds, the sacraments, the episcopate and the public worship of the church.

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as containing all things necessary for salvation, and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.

The Apostle’s Creed, and the Baptismal symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith.

The two sacraments ordained by Christ himself—baptism and the supper of the Lord—ministered with unfailing use of Christ’s words of institution, and of the elements ordained by him.

The historic episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of his church.

The public worship of the church as guided and governed by the Book of Common Prayer accepted and ratified in that jurisdiction.

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