Anglican Heritage

Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

Our Anglican Heritage…

Holy Trinity Cathedral is a parish of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in the Missionary Diocese of All Saints. Like all Anglicans the churches and missions of the ACNA we trace our roots in English Christianity which dates to at least the 2nd century A.D. and includes some of history’s most notable figures in the cause of the Gospel, such as Alban, Augustine of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket, Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley, George Whitfield, John Wesley, J.I Packer and John Stott.

Anglican Christianity is not so much a distinct “brand” of the Faith but a way of living the Faith that we hold near and dear in our worship and mission. Our faith is rooted in Scripture, the Tradition of the undivided Church and the English reformation.  And it is expressed in our worship, which is biblical, sacramental and Spirit-filled. Anglican Christians are also known for their missionary efforts, which have resulted in the third largest communion of churches around the world.

“Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, and the Theological Statement of the Common Cause Partnership – the precursor to the Anglican Church in North America.” (ACNA website)

Holy Trinity, therefore, is part of a communion of churches that is rooted in the life of the early Church, grounded in the Ancient Faith, and committed to the Great Commandment and Great Commission.