About the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 17 nations.

The Mission of the Church

The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is "to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ."

The 2012 General Convention established the Anglican Communion Five Marks of Mission as a mission priority framework for the 2013-2015 triennium: 

arrow-small.png To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
arrow-small.png To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
arrow-small.png To respond to human need by loving service
arrow-small.png To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
arrow-small.png To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

We invite you to visit one of our parishes in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau and Suffolk counties to find out more. Visit our parish directory page to find a parish near you.


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