The Episcopal Church & The Anglican Communion
Transfiguration is an Episcopal Church; a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion, with 70 million members in 163 countries.
We are a community of Christians bound together by our belief that Holy Scripture contains
- the core of all Christian faith and thought,
- the many ancient and modern stories that connect us to Jesus and his teachings.
Some of the things that define our beliefs and actions in the Episcopal Church are:
- Inclusive - we welcome everyone to hear and take action on God's message
- Social Justice - helping get rid of the barriers of social inequality so everyone may participate fully
- Community - living, sharing and helping together
- Scripture, Tradition and Reason - we believe we should make our decisions about our spiritual life based on reconciling what the Bible says, what the Church has said over the years, and what our reason says today. Taking all of these into account we often agree to disagree and still concur and continue to seek the God’s message. It's not always the easiest path, but we think it's one of the positive ways to express our love and share Jesus’ teachings.
There's an large amount of information about the Episcopal Church available on the web, far more than we could present in this website. If you're looking for more information, we suggest looking at:
- The website of the Episcopal Church in America www.episcopalchurch.org
- The website of our Episcopal Church organized in the Bay Area Diocese www.diocal.org
- A portion of the website of the Diocese of Texas www.epicenter.org/edot/beliefs.asp
- Diocese of California www.diocal.org/
- The Episcopal Church episcopalchurch.org/
- The Anglican Communion www.anglicancommunion.org/