The center of Episcopal teaching is the life and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Explore the basic teachings of the church such as beliefs about God, human nature, the Ten Commandments, sin and redemption, the Holy Spirit, scriptures, Prayer and Worship, the Sacraments, Holy Baptism, Christian Hope, and more.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Episcopal Church has members in the United States, as well as in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Haiti, Honduras, Micronesia, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions and is celebrated in many languages. Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops. We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting. Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church. Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church. We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer. We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced. We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience. We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion. All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
Making disciples, raising up saints and transforming communities for Christ.
The foundation's mission is to make disciples, raise up saints and transform communities for Christ in Northern California by enhancing the financial vitality of our congregations and institutions. This will be accomplish this through education, consultation, management and local and Diocesan leadership.
Holy Spirit Episcopal School in Tela, Honduras, offers education to pupils ages preschool through 11th grade. Holy Spirit School and is one of seven Episcopal Bilingual Schools in the Diocese of Honduras in which 80% of the curriculum is taught in English. The school’s goal is to provide quality bilingual education, training young people to be prepared academically and intellectually to speak English and Spanish fluently as a means to future success as leaders. The institution also seeks to form school partnerships in promoting cross-cultural education programs and exchanges. Holy Spirit School belongs to the Association of Bilingual Schools of Honduras and the Association of Honduras Episcopal Educational Institutions.