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Anglican Origins

In the United States, the Episcopal Church is part of the Anglican Communion. The Anglican Communion consists of geographically defined Anglican church bodies (called "provinces") located worldwide. Each church body or province is in communion with, but independent of, the Church of England.

Anglicanism (as with Episcopalianism) is a Christian faith of highly diverse origins and is generally thought of as being a blend of Protestantism and Catholicism, with traditions, practices and beliefs falling somewhere between Protestantism and Catholicism. After the king of England decided in 1534 C.E. to take the pope's place as the head of the Church in England, a 130-year struggle ensued between Roman Catholicism and various strands of Protestantism during what is called the English Reformation. Anglicanism grew out of the English Reformation and spread worldwide with influences from the Evangelical, Catholic, and Liberal movements.

Anglican faith is guided and measured by the Scripture. Anglicans believe that the Old and New Testaments of the bible contain "all things necessary for salvation.” Reason and tradition are the means by which Anglicans interpret the Scripture. Among the traditional sacraments emphasized and most celebrated in the Anglican faith is the Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper or the Mass.

The Eucharist is central to worship at Grace and all Anglican or Episcopal churches. The Eucharist is the communal offering of prayer and praise in which the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are proclaimed. During the Eucharist, all baptized persons receive and partake bread and wine as representative of the body and blood of Christ as done and instructed by Christ in the Scripture at the Last Supper.

Central to Anglicanism is the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), first compiled in 1549 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The Book of Common Prayer is a collection of devotional and teaching resources that Anglicans around the world have used for centuries and that has for centuries united such Anglicans together in prayer, worship and tradition.

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Our Services

  • One Team
  • One Focus
  • One Faithful People

Grace Episcopal Church is part of the wider Episcopal Church family, headquartered in New York.

We are a multicultural congregation representing 22 countries from different ages, races, and backgrounds. As a faith community we celebrate God, diversity and the fullness it brings to each of us.

The foundations of our faith and spiritual life arise from the following three basic tenents:

  • Scripture the Old and New Testaments contain the essence of our faith.
  • Reason we should use reason to explore and comprehend God's work.
  • Tradition respecting traditions, as in our hymns and prayers, helps us to interpret the scriptures, share experiences of early Christians, and present the historical underpinnings of our faith through our liturgy.

 

Rev. Canon Winston A. Wright is committed to diversity and works with other clergy in the Diocese of Southeast Florida to increase and preserve the diversity of churches in the diocese.

Diversity is more than a word or political concept, but a mission and way of life. We invite you and your family to join us on any given Sunday in all your individual and cultural distinction.

Worship & Bible Study

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Rite I) Our 8 a.m. service is a traditional Said Eucharist and Sermon.

10:00 a.m. - Sung Eucharist (Rite II)Our 10 a.m. service incorporates a blend of traditional contemporary music.

9:00 a.m. - Sunday School Sunday School for all ages is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. in our Parish Hall. Adult classes include traditional bible study, counseling, confirmation preparation, baptismal preparation, and anointing.

10:00 a.m. - Children's Sunday School Sunday school for children ages 3 to 12 is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. in our Parish Hall.

11:30 a.m. - Youth Sunday School Sunday school for children over the age of 12 is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the Parish Hall after the 10 a.m. worship service.

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist & Healing Service

7:00 p.m. - Bible Study Bible Study is held on Wednesday during select periods of the year. Click Here for information.
Study Materials will be available one week prior to the start of the next session.

Third Sundays Sunday is Youth Sunday. Our children serve as lectors and ushers and present to the church in music, song, dance, and other forms of praise.

Fifth Sundays Every fifth Sunday, our young adults of St. Stephens Fellowship serve as lectors and ushers and present to the church.