Q: What does the church believe about Saints?
A: The word “Saint” means “holy person.” The church understands the Saints to be exemplary Christians from whom we, as followers of Christ, learn about the Christian life. The Saints are not worshipped or adored like God, but the Church holds up and remembers the lives of particular Saints at various appointed times during the year. The prayers of the Saints in heaven assist the faithful on earth according to the Revelation of St. John (5:8 and 8:3-4 in the light of 6:9-11.)
Q. How is the Anglican Catholic Church different from the Episcopal Church?
A: The Anglican Catholic Church faith and practice is based on scripture and tradition and does not conform itself to current culture as is seen as the practice in the Episcopal Church.
Q: Does the word Catholic in your name mean that the church is like a Roman Catholic Church?
A: Yes, in some ways. However, the tradition of our church is from the ancient Catholic Church of England. The ACC, along with the Eastern Orthodox Church, does not accept the papal claims of absolute universal authority adopted by the Roman Catholic Church. It is important to note that the word “catholic” means whole and universal, and is applicable to all churches based on tradition and scripture, and derives its importance in the Nicene and Apostles Creeds.