History: Lexington Parish was established in 1779, formed from Amherst Parish, established in 1761. Ascension Church was
consecrated as part of Lexington Parish in 1848. Following the Episcopal Church's General Convention of 1976, the majority of the congregation elected to hold fast to the Faith and Order Ascension
had received, and in June 1978 joined the "continuing church," otherwise known as the Anglican Catholic Church. On July 15, 1984, the first services were held in the new building, which was named the
Church of the Epiphany at its consecration on Nov. 2, 1986.
What's interesting about the church: We are the only congregation in the Lynchburg area continuing in the doctrine and worship of
the church as contained in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, which is used for all services.
Beliefs/philosophy: We continue in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, holding that the Holy Scriptures contain all Doctrine
required as necessary for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The necessary to salvation - Holy Baptism and the Supper of the Lord. We believe all the articles of the Christian faith as
contained in the historic creeds.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the word of God
The Creeds (as the standard of Faith) mean exactly what they say.
Christian Morality of the New Testament is the sole guide for the Church.
The Sacraments convey Grace, and through them, Christ is known and is present.
The Apostolic Ministry of Bishops, Priests and Deacons were instilled by Christ, and it is male in character.
The worship of the Church has as its basis in the King James Bible and the (1928) Book of Common Prayer
We do not compromise on matters of Faith and Order, Doctrine, Discipline or Morality
Here We Stand
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