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.

 

On the Christian church calendar, the current season is ORDINARY time. Ordinary time is not “plain, boring time,” but rather “counted” time. Different traditions include many celebrations during ordinary time, such as Trinity Sunday, Christ the King Sunday, All Saints Day, and so forth. The themes of ordinary time include the basic elements of the Christian life. The sanctuary color for Ordinary Time is dark green.

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.

NEW BEGINNINGS

 

For students, teachers, and administrators alike, the new school year is a time of new beginnings; a fresh start which brings with it the challenges and opportunities thereof. Our life in Christ, likewise, has times of new beginnings; the most important of which, of course, being our incorporation into Christ, wherein we were born again by water and the Spirit. As the scripture declares, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (RSV). Tragically, what is true spiritually, is not always true experientially, at least not fully. For though the old has passed away in principle, in practice it often continues to linger. Thus even in our new life in Christ do we have need of new beginnings; times wherein we seek a fresh start, complete with the challenges and opportunities thereof. As convergence Christians, such times come through the likes of charismatic renewal, as well as through the likes of sacramental confession, and, of course, the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. As this new school year commences may the Lord’s blessing be upon the students, teachers, and administrators among us, and may the Lord continue to use them to manifest His Kingdom upon the earth.

 

 

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