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: the people of Christ Church enjoying a chat in the courtyard before a dinner