Who We Are
Church of the Resurrection is an Anglican Oratory (meaning a place to pray) Parish under the oversight of Patron Bishops of the Anglican Communion. It is staffed and sponsored by the clergy who are members of the Anglican Union : An International Confraternity for the Propagation of the Gospel. Resurrection is a parish that has a global reach with ministries that have assisted thousands of people worldwide while being rooted in Tampa Bay.
What We Value
Our community come from throughout the Tampa Bay area who seek to be part of a community of faith that values:
- Spiritual Formation
- Committed Compassion
- Missional Focus Global and Local
- Historic Worship and Liturgy
What We Believe
- The Bible is the Word of God, which provides people with His plan of salvation and His standard for living. It inspires all that we do as a congregation.
- All people are born in need of God’s love and forgiveness. People receive God’s gifts of forgiveness and eternal life only by believing in Jesus as their Savior.
- Baptism is the outward sign the church uses to show that the Holy Spirit brings people into God’s family through water and God’s Word.
- In Holy Communion, Christ’s body and blood are present with the bread and wine, offered to reassure us of God’s forgiveness and promise of eternal life.
- Jesus is our model of compassion. The gift of salvation we have received from Him compels us to serve others in His name both locally and globally.
- The Church is a community of Christians worshiping God, growing in Christian faith, loving and caring for each other, and bringing others to know God’s love. Our church exists not to serve itself, but to draw those who are outside of God’s family into His family.
What we do
- We worship one God in three persons (the Trinity): the Father, creator of the universe, alive and active in people’s lives today; the Son, Jesus Christ, who is truly god and man, the only savior of the world; and the Holy Spirit, who, through God’s word, brings people to faith in Jesus and strengthens them in the challenges of daily living.
- We gather regularly for worship, where Christ comes to us in the Word and sacrament of Holy Communion, using the language and practices that have been used by Christians throughout the world over two millennia.
- We are nurtured through the study of God’s Word and the exercise of prayer.
- We value our relationship with Christ and one another because God Himself values and treasures all people.
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What Does It Meant To Be Anglican?
The Anglican church began in sixth-century England when Pope Gregory the Great sent St. Augustine to Britain. Over the centuries, Anglicanism was spread around the world by English colonization and English-speaking missionaries. Today, the Anglican faith is the third-largest Christian communion in the world today—after the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches—with 80 million members worldwide.
Anglicanism has often been described as the “middle way” between Catholicism and Protestantism. We acknowledge the rule of faith laid down by St. Vincent of Lerins: “Let us hold that which has been believed everywhere, always and by all, for that is truly and properly Catholic.”
We believe that words like “catholic” (tradition-formed), “charismatic” (spirit-filled), and “evangelical,” (Bible-guided) are not labels for congregations but adjectives that describe the very nature of what God intended the whole Church to be.