About the Episcopal Church

About the Episcopal Church

The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America is a descendant of the Anglican Church in England. It was established as an autonomous church at the end of the American Revolution, though it remains a member of the Worldwide Anglican Communion. Episcopalians worship using the liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer. Episcopal congregations sing and pray, read from the Holy Bible, hear a homily delivered by the parish’s rector and celebrate Holy Communion during each worship service. Episcopal beliefs are those shared by Protestant Christians and are reflected in the words of the Nicene Creed:

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,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Church of the Resurrection is a parish within the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Our bishop is the Rt. Rev. Daniel P. Richards. Our parish rector is the Rev. Mary Balfour Dunlap.

The website of the national Episcopal Church has an abundance of information about our church’s history and governance. You may find that at http://www.episcopalchurch.org.

Yet, the best way to learn about the Episcopal Church, and about the Church of the Resurrection, is to come and see. You will find our worship times on our Home page, and menu prompts at the top of this page will lead you to more information for Visitors.