Faith and Practice
"Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they shall see God."
“This is none other but the House of God, and this is the gate of Heaven!" We welcome you to our parish in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Ours is a traditional Anglican parish of Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. We profess the orthodox Christian Faith as revealed to the Apostles, recorded in Holy Scripture, enshrined in the three Creeds and the Seven Ecumenical Councils of the ancient undivided Church, and received through the Church of England. As the Orthodox Church of the West, traditional Anglicanism faithfully maintains the Catholic and Apostolic Religion as expressed in the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer.
Our Church believes in the fullness of the Christian Gospel: we celebrate the Seven Sacraments of the historic Catholic Church. Our Cathedral Church is the Mother Church of the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the Anglican Province of America, which is part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican movement. Our Tradition is often called the ‘Continuing Church.’ Saint Alban’s is a growing, dynamic, family-oriented Church, a unique and intimate Christian family committed to a life of witness, service, and outreach to our community
In worship, we use the Book of Common Prayer, 1928 edition. This edition contains prayers and affirmations of faith dating to the beginning of Christianity, as well as the traditional Anglican / Episcopal liturgy. This liturgy has been in continuous use since it was published in 1549.Our worship is centered on the Holy Eucharist, the Mass. We believe in the Real Objective Presence of Our Lord’s precious Body and Blood in the Blessed Sacrament and His re-presentation of the One Perfect Sacrifice in the Sacrament of the Altar. We are Evangelical Catholics, seeking to proclaim the Lord Jesus Christ to every creature by the preaching of the Word of God. In all things, we desire to glorify the Holy Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Like all orthodox Anglican parishes, our worship is based on the Holy Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Hymnal. Each of these books is found in the pew. The Mass is celebrated each Sunday, and on major Feast Days. Other services offered at various times include Morning Prayer (Mattins), Evening Prayer (Evensong), and Lessons and Carols during Advent and Epiphany. Sacramental Confession is always available by appointment and at regular times during Lent.