St. Peter the Apostle is a parish of the Diocese of the Mid Atlantic States of the Anglican Catholic Church. The Anglican Catholic Church is a branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, instituted by Jesus Christ, faithfully continuing the Anglican tradition. We uphold the historic Catholic Faith, Apostolic Order and Evangelical Witness as set forth in the traditional Book of Common Prayer. We accept as binding the received Faith and Traditions of the Church, and its teachings.
There are Seven Sacraments: Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Penance, Unction, Marriage and Holy Orders. The Anglican Catholic Church uses the historic Book of Common Prayer (1928 Edition). This book represents one of the finest collections of Christian wisdom and devotion, more than 75% of it is taken directly from Holy Scriptures. Anglican Catholics take seriously our Lord’s call to all Christians to serve Him, not only in the Christian community, but in the world.
St. Peter the Apostle parish is committed to five ministry activities: Proper Worship: worship conducted in spirit and truth (St. John 4:24), decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40) and in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 29:2). Discipleship: teaching God’s people to grow in their understanding of the Faith (Hebrews 5:12-14), adding to their understanding the virtues necessary for salvation (2 Peter 1:5-8), and sharing their personal faith with others (1 Peter 3:15). Fellowship: genuine interaction of parishioners with one another (Acts 2:42, 2 Thessalonians 5:12-13, Colossians 3:12-14). Evangelism: introducing the Catholic Faith to others (St. Mark 16:15, 20). Missions: meeting the spiritual and temporal needs of others; locally, nationally and internationally (2 Corinthians 9)