Declaration of St. Luis
In order to carry out these declarations, we set forth these fundamental Principles for our continued life and witness.
In the firm conviction that "we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ," and that "there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved," and acknowledging our duty to proclaim Christ's saving Truth to all peoples, nations and tongues, we declare our intention to hold fast the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Faith of God.
We acknowledge that rule of faith laid down by St. Vincent of Lerins: "Let us hold that which has been believed everywhere, always and by all, for that is truly and properly Catholic." .....
Together with the Roman Catholic Church, Orthodox Churches, Traditional Anglican Churches, as well as many Evangelical and Protestant groups, we hold the same views on human sexuality and marriage as have been witnessed throughout human history as the norm and sanctified in Holy Scripture.
We hold that all sinful behavior is contrary to healthy human flourishing and that those who suffer from unhealthy impulses ought to seek remedies within the bounds of traditional Christian teaching. We teach all Christians to abstain from all "desires of the flesh which wage war against the soul". We all have struggles and burdens we have not chosen. it is the Christian vocation to bear our crosses manfully and faithfully.
Upholding Catholic Faith and Order we do not Ordain women to any liturgical office. However a woman of devout character and proved fitness may be set and consecrated a lay Deaconess. The duty of a Deaconess is to assist in the work of the Parish, Mission, or institution to which she may be appointed, under the direction of the Rector or Priest in charge.
in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son). With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.