The Diocese of the Southeast

A Diocese of the Reformed Episcopal Church and ACNA

What We Believe

Bible with Reading Glasses and Candle

We believe in God the Father Almighty

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the Holy Ghost

Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light . . .

The Diocese of the Southeast, as part of the Reformed Episcopal Church, is a church in the Anglican Tradition with roots in the English Reformation. We believe in:

  • The Bible, as the Holy Scriptures, is the authoritative Word of God
  • Trinitarian faith of the Creeds
    • There is only one God
    • God exists in three distinct, simultaneous, co-eternal, co-powerful persons known as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
    • Trinitarianism is strictly monotheistic (there is only one God in all existence)
  • Salvation by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ
  • The 39 Articles of Religion
    • Outlines the belief in the absolute authority and trustworthiness of the Scriptures as the Word of God and a faithful summary of Biblical truth
  • Worship through the traditional Book of Common Prayer
  • The Word and Sacraments (Baptism and Holy Communion) as the means by which we receive the grace of Jesus Christ
  • The unity of the Church in governance by godly bishops

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.