The Anglican Communion is the fourth largest denomination in the world (80 million members in 160 countries). Established during the Protestant Reformation as part of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, Anglicans seek to be biblically faithful while retaining the ancient traditions of the Faith. Anglicans hold the historic Faith of the ancient Church: built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief cornerstone, upheld in the Scriptures, preserved in the Creeds, defined by the Councils of the undivided Church, and liturgically expressed in praise to God through The Book of Common Prayer.
As Anglicans, we define our orthodoxy as being centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of Holy Scripture and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We also wholeheartedly embrace the the Jerusalem Declaration.
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