Find the notes for each week of our “What is Anglicanism?” class here.
Anglicanism is simply the expression of the one, true, Biblical, and apostolic faith in English. All English speaking Christians everywhere have some connection to the English (or ‘Anglican’) Church. Anglicans believe, teach, and practice only those things which have been held in common by the whole Church since its earliest days concerning God, Jesus Christ, the Bible, humanity, faith, and morality.
Just as Saint Paul and the early Christian evangelists traveled to Corinth, Philippi, and Thessalonica, men and women of faith brought Christianity to the British Isles in the A.D. 50s. These saints were the beginning of the “Anglican” (Latin for “English”) Church. We are the first English speaking Christians.
As Anglicans we unswervingly confess:
1. The Holy Trinity: One God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
2. The Holy Scriptures (which “contains all things necessary to salvation”)
3. The Creeds and Councils of the undivided Church
4. The teaching and practice of the bishops and doctors of the early church.
Come and experience the ancient and unchanging Faith of Christianity at Saint Paul’s Church.
Special thanks to Fr. Raymond Kasch at Saint Patrick’s Anglican Church in Smyrna, TN for being an inspiration and lending his notes to Saint Paul’s in order to produce this class.
Two other major influences are 1.) Fr. Louis R. Tarsitano and his work An Outline of an Anglican Life and 2.) the 19th c. Anglican theologian Francis J. Hall and his 10 volume series: Dogmatic Theology.
WHAT IS ANGLICANISM?
Week 5 – Anglicanism and the Minor Sacraments