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The Episcopal Missionary Church

Beginning in the 1960's, innovations and non-scriptural changes in the faith, order and discipline of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) were implemented in response to pressures from various reform elements. For many of those within the church, the changes being proposed seemed to be an echo of the popular sentiments of the day and were presented as being "updates" or "adjustments" rather than theological changes. Wide-scale acceptance of deviations from the doctrines and principles of the historic Catholic faith took hold before the true, humanistic nature of the reforms became obvious.

In an attempt to work within ECUSA to restore it to its Biblical and historical beliefs, the Episcopal Synod of America was formed to provide a voice for those not in agreement with breaking from the faith as it has been practiced for centuries. In 1992, having failed to make porgress in either rescinding the "progressive" reforms or ensuring a separate but equal place within the church for traditionalists, the Episcopal Synod of the Americas formed a Missonary Diocese to offer pastoral care fo the thousands being excluded from their own church.

The Episcopal Missionary Church affirms the principles of the ancient Catholic Church, which we believe to be the fulfillment of Christian Faith and Order that we have received from Jesus Christ and His Apostles. These principles are true "Matters of Faith," incapable of being changed, compromised or ignored by the stewards and ministers of the Church, and they must be upheld for the common and equal benefit of all things necessary to salvation, and are the ultimate rule and standard of faith. We acknowledge the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds as definitive statements of the Christian faith. We emphasize the necessity of the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy communion, and we unfailingly use the words and elements which our Lord ordained. We support the Apostolic Succession. All of the values and doctrines which have made the Christian Church the great witness of our Lord's teachings are alive and well, and we invite you to join us as we celebrate Jesus Christ in the Sacraments and proclaim His message of salvation!