Why a Traditional Church in Contemporary Times?

“For we have lost the substance, and dwell too much in opinion.”
Archbishop William Laud, on the gallows, 1645

A traditional church offers “patience during historical turbulence” and teaching grounded in the consensus of the early undivided church. This teaching is being lost amid a flurry of secularism and new age trendiness, and it is leading people to lose touch with centuries of Christian teaching, experience and wisdom. Tradition is living witness of the outpouring of grace through the Holy Ghost to God’s people – Jesus’ promise to us.

“There is no life that is not in community. And no community not lived in praise of God”
T. S. Eliot

Our church offers you and your family a place to grow spiritually and to learn and understand the message of Jesus Christ in a comprehensive way. Traditional Christianity has been embraced by millions of people of diverse cultures and generations bringing us together in the objective truth and love of God through Jesus Christ our Lord. You too can be a part of Christ’s living Church.

 


Too many Sunday School Rooms are Empty (Not at St. Paul’s – Glory to God!)

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Hebrews 13:8

The substitution of “relevance” in lieu of faith has caused a major exodus of the faithful from many denominations. As many as 43 million people a month are frequenting ‘house’ churches in the United States searching for an encounter with God. You now have a place to learn and practice the classic Christian truths rather than having to adopt every new idea and unproven theory.

If you or someone you know is staying home for this reason we invite you and your friends and family to come and worship with us each and every week.

 


The Path to the Churchyard at St. Paul’s

Then saith he unto his disciples:
“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few”

Matthew 9:37

The people of St. Paul’s Anglican Church are passing on to the next generation the faith once delivered to the saints. Our children and grandchildren must have an opportunity to receive this divine gift intact. Come help us deliver the faith.

 


“Thus saith the Lord, stand ye in the ways, and see and ask for the old paths, where is the good way and walk therein and ye shall find rest for your souls.”
Jeremiah 6:16

G. K. Chesterton, writing in “Orthodoxy,” tells us:

  • Tradition is only democracy extended through time. It is trusting to a consensus of common human voices rather than to some isolated or arbitrary record…
  • Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors.
  • Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our groom (or man-servant)
  • Tradition asks us not to neglect a good man’s opinion, even if he is our father