What We Believe
We seek to rightly divide
the word of truth between Law and Gospel, so that the people in the city
of New York and beyond might know and confess where they end and God
begins. We proclaim the historic faith of Christ and Him crucified.
"When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming
the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to
know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified." - 1
Calvary/St. George’s is a community of people in the Episcopal
Diocese of New York, which is a constituent member of the world-wide Anglican
Our worship, which is steeped in The Book of Common Prayer, is intended
first and foremost to glorify God in Jesus Christ, and we stand in that
theological tradition which owes a debt of gratitude to the great reformers of
the English Reformation. With them, we ascribe to the following:
Statement Of Beliefs
1. A belief in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
three distinct Persons co-equal in Glory and co-eternal in majesty and of one
substantial Godhead, such that there are not three gods but one God.
2. A belief in the Holy Scriptures as divine revelation,
inerrantly inspired, (theopneustos) by God, carrying the full measure of His
authority, containing all things necessary to salvation, and to be submitted to
in all matters of faith and practice of life.
3. A belief in the One Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ, who
in His person is both fully God and fully man; of one substance with the Father
as regards his Godhead, and at the same time of one substance with us as
regards his manhood.
4. A belief in the perfect obedience of Christ, His true and
actual suffering, His substitionary and atoning death on the cross, and His
bodily resurrection and ascension as the only means given for our salvation and
reconciliation with God.
5. A belief in faith alone as the only grounds for the merits
of Christ being imputed to us for our justification before God (justification
by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone).
6. A belief in the consummate return of Jesus Christ in glory
to judge the living and the dead, and a belief in the bodily resurrection from
the dead of all people and their entrance into either eternal damnation or
7. A belief in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church
as those souls that have been redeemed entirely by the work of Christ and
called out of bondage into freedom, out of darkness into light, out of error
into truth, out of death into eternal life.
8. A belief that the visible church is best organized under
the historic and biblical offices of Bishop, Presbyter, and Deacon; and that
the church exists to worship the Triune God and to lift up the Savior Jesus
Christ before all people through the faithful preaching and teaching of the
Gospel, through prayer, and through the faithful administration of the
sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion or the Eucharist).
9. A belief in the Historic creeds
of the Church as accurate
representations of the essence of the Christian faith, and in the Thirty-Nine
Articles of the Anglican Church as a coherent and concise expression of