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The Evangelical Anglican Church In America (EACA)

EACA is a denomination created within the Anglican catholic tradition that follows these traditions and apostolic practices within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, practicing faithful stewardship of our sacramental heritage and traditions in the service of all the People of God. Though not in full communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the titular head of the Anglican Communion, the EACA shares with the Communion similar expressions of polity, doctrine and worship, such as acceptance of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion as its doctrinal foundation and the use of the Book of Common Prayer as its liturgical standard. The EACA currently uses the New Zealand prayer book (which is unavailable online), and In all religious expression gives special attention to respecting all gender identities through the use of inclusive language in worship.

The EACA holds the sacred validity of orders that have been preserved through the unbroken chain of historically attested and affirmed apostolic succession. Our sacraments are valid and offered to all of the People of God with respect for the diversity of creation as the cornerstone of God’s lavish love and welcome for all.

A Church that embraces all

We are a church that includes and affirms the identities and experiences of all God’s people. We are people of diverse backgrounds, identities and orientations. We are catholic and protestant, female and male. We are a welcome home for those who have been marginalized by the church. We are an evangelical people, dedicated to our relationship with Christ Jesus our Lord.

Our Structure

The EACA is divided into three houses: the House of Bishops, House of Clergy and House of Laity. Responsibilities for leadership, organizational support, outreach and ministry are entrusted to those of all three houses. The EACA holds the sacred validity of Holy Orders as preserved through the unbroken chain of historically attested and affirmed apostolic succession. Our sacraments are valid and offered to all of the People of God with respect for the diversity of creation as the cornerstone of God’s lavish love and welcome for all.