The Anglicans are English Catholics whose roots go back to first century England. This line of the Catholic Church is as old as the Roman Catholic branch. During the Reformation, the Church of England emerged as a unique institution. It retained its ‘Catholic’ heritage articulated in the Creeds, the decisions of the General Councils of the Church, its liturgy and sacraments, and its threefold ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons in Apostolic Succession. When members of the Church of England migrated to America in colonial times, they established an independent branch which became known as the Episcopal Church.
The abandonment of most of the tradition of the historic Anglican faith and practice by the Episcopal Church over the past thirty years led to the formation of the Anglican Church in America.
The Anglican Church in America preserves the traditions of the Anglican expression of Catholicism and its Sacraments. It is a member of the world-wide Traditional Anglican Communion with sister churches in Canada, Australia, Central and South America, England, Ireland, India, Japan and Africa. In essence, Anglicans believe in Christ’s Summary of the Law which tells us to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind...to love our neighbors as ourselves... and to practice His teaching on the sanctity of all human life, marriage, and the family.