The Anglican Communion is an international association of churches consisting of the Church of England and national and regional semi-autonomous Anglican churches in full communion with it. The status of full communion means, ideally, that there is mutual agreement on essential doctrines and that full participation in the sacramental life of each church is available to all Anglicans.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, an international community of national Anglican churches that traces its heritage back to the Church of England and the Archbishop of Canterbury. We are part of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus our Lord.
The three great creeds of the early church
The Episcopal Church is a catholic (universal) church in liturgy and sacraments, but not a strictly hierarchical church. Here at St. Matthew’s Cathedral we are under the authority of our local Bishop Pro Temporare, Paul E. Lambert. We are a church governed by bishops, priests, deacons, and laypersons.
The Episcopal Church is part of a worldwide Anglican Community that is loving, open, and welcomes all people. Follow this link to the website for the Anglican Communion.