Gloria Dei vivens homo

The Glory of God: human beings fully alive

Irenaeus of Lyons, 2nd century

Christ Church Parish is a very small portion of the "experiment in Christianity" that has been tried in many cultures and places during the last 2000 years.

We are very conscious of our roots in Judaism and its trajectory toward monotheism, that is, the realization of the oneness of humanity.

Jesus Christ is for us the lens through which the very nature of God can be glimpsed, the One who came to destroy the notion of "our enemies". Despite the upheavals that Christianity has been undergoing, we dare to believe that the Holy Spirit is still speaking in the hearts and minds of Christians who are alert to both the theological tradition and world events.

The ecological crisis, the persistence of racism, and the normalization of greed call us to vigilance and to a life in community that sustains our hopes and our actions.

We want to be a place of rest for weary souls, a safe haven for wounded humanity, a human place where all are welcome and none is rejected, a circle of friendship where life flows abundant.



The Episcopal Church as a whole is taking clear positions about racial reconciliation and care for the earth, which are the most pressing questions of our time. In recent decades, it has addressed the civil rights and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the church and has spoken tirelessly about issues of peace and justice.

In May 2018, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, has joined many other U.S. Christian leaders in signing a document entitled:

On top of page: some of the people of Christ Church Parish at hospitality hour on Sunday, February 24, 2019