the episcopal church, together with most churches, teaches that the essential elements of the christian faith are found in the words of the nicene creed. the apostles' creed is another ancient statement of faith, around which some of the following pages are organized.
because of the importance christianity places on faith, it is common for some to assume that faith must be the same as belief. but this is not entirely correct. the faith of which saint Paul speaks is not a mere belief (even the demons believe, and tremble he says). it is a trust in God and an allegiance to God. it is, one might say, to proclaim oneself on God's side.
we believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
we believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
pages on christian beliefs: