At the root of our beliefs at Trinity Episcopal Church are the beliefs of the Episcopal Church, as outlined in the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, page 845.
The Book of Common Prayer was first published in England in 1549 and in addition to the Catechism it contains the forms for all of our worship services and prayers. Over the centuries it has been updated to conform to modern language while still remaining true to the ancient liturgical practices that are the foundation of our faith. The Book of Common Prayer is used in churches in over 50 different countries and in over 150 different languages.
What this looks like in practice on a Sunday morning can be confusing! The Very Rev. Doug Travis wrote this wonderful explanation called “Why Do Episcopalians Do That?” that can help you understand why and when we stand, bow, and kneel.