INTERNATIONAL COMMUNION OF THE CHARISMATIC EPISCOPAL CHURCH

DIOCESE OF FLORIDA

WELCOME

 

The Charismatic Episcopal Church is comprised of  men and women of faith gathered from diverse backgrounds seeking an expression of the church that is fully sacramental — liturgical, evangelical, and charismatic; a church that is submitted to the authority of scripture, as interpreted by the continuing witness of the ancient church, and governed by consensus. Our worship is Biblical, liturgical and Spirit filled, ancient and contemporary, holy and joyful. We are committed to advancing God’s kingdom by proclaiming the Gospel to the least, the lost, and the lonely.

 

We are a governed by Bishops in apostolic succession who are humbly submitted to the leading of the Holy Spirit and to each other. We are a house of prayer at all levels of government, desiring to hear the voice of God. Decisions are made in council upon coming to consensus. The church is administered by the orders of Bishops, Priests, Deacons and Laity. All baptized Christians are ministers of the Church.

MEASURING TIME

 

The notion of time helps us celebrate life by marking and recalling the important dates and events in our lives. Time also has an important place in our spiritual life: It helps us connect with God and with His Story (of which we are a part.) The Liturgical calendar is organized around the events in the life of Christ, celebrating Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and return.

 

Advent was the last season to be officially added to the church calendar, in about 600 AD.  It was made the first season of the year because it begins the story of the events of Christ's life, death, and resurrection.  Advent refers to the approach or arrival of someone or something and is the season in which we anticipate God's birth into our world.  It is a time to examine ourselves and our lives and do an inner housecleaning as we make ourselves ready to receive the wonder of Jesus.  Beginning in late November or early December, Advent contains the four Sundays before Christmas Day.

ABOUT

 

We are a church that is fully Sacramental/Liturgical. At the center of our worship is the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist (The Lord’s Supper) in which we believe is the Real Presence of Christ. We celebrate the living historic forms of the liturgies of the Church and the seven Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist ( The Lord’s Supper), Confession, Healing, Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony.

 

We are a Church that is fully Evangelical, holding to a high view of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, believing them to contain all things necessary for salvation; nothing can be taught as necessary for salvation that is not contained therein. We are committed to the preaching of the Gospel to fulfill the great commission. We believe that we are saved by grace alone and justified by faith in Christ who is calling us to a personal relationship with Him.

 

As a Church that is fully Charismatic, we are open to the continued working of the Holy Spirit in both our worship and daily lives. We believe that through the baptism of the Holy Spirit all believers are empowered to participate in the fullness of ministry.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit releases in the believer both the fruit and gifts of the Spirit for the building up of the Church and the advancement of the Kingdom.

 

The Charismatic Episcopal Church is not and has never been affiliated with the Episcopal Church USA or the Anglican Communion. Pastors and churches in Florida who wish to be part of the Convergence or Three-Streams movement (Evangelical, Sacramental, and Charismatic) are invited to contact The Most Reverend David Simpson, Bishop Diocese of Florida, at CanonDSimpson@cs.com. Additional information is available at www.iccec.org or at https://cec-na.org.

GOOD WORDS

 

Arguably, one of the most well known passages of scripture is the 23rd Psalm; which, of course, begins with the words, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” Especially popular at funerals, this psalm is a moving declaration of God’s blessings upon our lives; blessings of provision, protection, and peace, even in the hour of our death – “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul…Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me…Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Good words indeed, assuming, of course, that they actually apply to our life; for if we truly desire the Lord’s blessings, we must likewise honor Him as our Shepherd, the One whom we follow and whose voice we obey. For when we can truly say, “The Lord is my Shepherd,” so can we also say, “I shall not be in want.”

 

 

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