The Nicene Creed is our statement of faith. In addition, we hold to the following tenants:
We are trinitarian, in that we believe in the salvific work of the Trinity. We are incarnational, in that we believe Christ, as Son of God, came in the flesh to redeem the Father's creation. We are charismatic, in that we believe in the work of the Spirit, in the historical Church, in the teachings of the doctors of the Church, in the lives of the Saints, and each of us today.
We believe in the existence of a single God, who is characterized as Creator, that is as the origin of all that exists, and as Almighty, that is beyond compare in might, rule, time and being. There is no other God beside Him and in Him only do we move and live.
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son who was with the Father from time immemorial, before the foundations of the world. We believe that in His great mercy, God sent His very Son to save the world. That eternal, divine Son took flesh and became man in the person of Jesus, son of Mary. He who knew no sin became of the same nature as the fallen creation to redeem it by His blood on the cross. Through His death, resurrection and ascension, Christ atoned for the sin of Adam, and made us God's children. He became man so that men and women may become like God.
We believe that in the fullness of time, Christ will return in His great glory to bring the fold back to Himself and establish His kingdom, where all may dwell in the blessed presence of the Almighty.
We believe in the third person of the Trinity, who was in the beginning and continues to reign in and over our lives. We believe that the Spirit was the inspiration of the ancient Prophets, of the Doctors at the ecumenical councils, of the prophets and teachers of today. We believe that the Spirit informs the reason of men and women and thus, alongside the Traditions of the Church, helps us deal with present-day crises and issues.
We believe that we are part of a greater body of Christians, who have worshipped and glorified God since the days of the Apostles. From these Apostles and the hand of Christ came a lineage of which we are part. This means that from Christ laying hands over the Apostles and commanding them to go out into the world to preach the Good News, generations of church leaders have carried on that Great Commission. These leaders were (and are still) called bishops, or overseers. Our lineage comes from Thomas, Apostle and first Bishop of India.