THE COMMUNION OF EVANGELICAL EPISCOPAL CHURCHES
The Continuing Evangelical Episcopal Communion
United Anglican Worldwide Communion (SYNOD)
A Communion reflects the Unanimity and Singularity of the Apostolic and Patristic church while encompassing both protestant and catholic traditions as well as embracing a multiplicity of expressions of Worship and Practice.
Abp Charles Travis, Provincial Archbishop for Province of Reconciliation, USA
Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our Savior. Amen. (BCP)
A communion reflects the unanimity and singularity of the Apostolic and Patristic Church while encompassing both Protestant and Catholic traditions, as well as embracing a multiplicity of expressions of worship and practice. In contrast to a denomination, a communion expresses the organic unity Jesus Christ originally established in His body, the Church. Rather than emerging from divisions created by historic differences over doctrine and practice, a communion represents a return to unity based on the recovery of the essential oneness of the ancient, medieval and contemporary church.