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All Saints' Episcopal Church

40 Central Avenue  •  Glen Rock  •  New Jersey  07452  •  201-444-6874


Beliefs

The mission of the Church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. -- The Book of Common Prayer

All Saints' is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, part of the broader Episcopal Church, a branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion. As Episcopalians, we believe in a Trinitarian God, which means one God of creation (Father), redemption (Son), and constant presence and love (Holy Spirit).

We believe that the church is Christ living and visible in the world. This does not mean that any group is perfect. In fact, belonging to a church is an exercise in patience, forbearance, and love. But at every baptism, all who are present are asked to renew their own baptismal promises. One of the questions they are asked is "Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in the prayers?" We believe that we are called to continue practices that date back to Jesus’ time, including prayer and the celebration of the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion).

The Creeds are statements of our basic beliefs about God.  We use the Apostles' Creed at baptism and the Nicene Creed at communion.  (Note that the word "catholic" in these creeds refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.)