What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?
The Episcopal Church strives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome. Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church where people are striving to discover what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ. The Episcopal Church is also a member of the Anglican Communion, a fellowship of over 78 million people worldwide, comprising the third largest Christian body. All members of the Anglican Communion can trace their history to the Church of England. The Bishops, Priests, and Deacons of the Anglican Communion can even trace the authority of their ministries back to the original Apostles, and thus to Jesus Christ himself.