The United Anglican Church is an Anglican continuing church body formed by the merger of The Anglo-Catholic Church in the Americas (ACTA) and the Traditional Episcopal Church (TEC).
The United Anglican Church (UAC) is a "continuing" church body in the Anglican tradition founded as a province of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We subscribe to the Affirmation of St. Louis and seek to glorify God through our adherence to the "faith once delivered to the saints."This means that we are rooted in a faith that is the same yesterday, today and forever, bearing witness to:
Holy Scriptures--the Old and New Testaments are the authentic record of God's revelation of Himself--a revelation valid for all men and for all time. The Apocryphal Books are a connective literature which aids in the understanding of scripture's witness.
The Apostles', Nicene and Athanasian Creeds.
Tradition, as set forth in the Apostolic teachings of the ancient Fathers and Doctors of the Church and in the ecumenical decrees of the Undivided Church.
The Sacraments--seven outward and visible signs and instruments of God's Grace.
Apostolic Ministry of male Bishops, Priests and Deacons.
The Ministry of the Laity.
Our clergy are dedicated to "equipping the saints" by teaching the Catholic faith in order that each Christian may go into the world to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to fulfill corporal works of mercy and love. We believe that much of mainstream Christianity has forgotten that Gospel by accepting "trendy" theologies that trivialize the faith, making it meaningless. Society has been ravished by modernism and unbelief, thus grieving the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
A very special mission related to the UAC is that done in the Caribbean by the Franciscan Brothers of Divine Providence, under the direction of Bishop José Delgado, the Provincial. Several houses in Puerto Rico and a companion order of Sisters in Tanzania provide compassionate ministry--following our Lord's command to love God and love neighbor. The Friars, Associates and Volunteers work in the poorest areas of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean serving the less fortunate of society. The Friars and missions are solely supported by alms from friends and benefactors of the Order.
The Franciscan Oblates of the Holy Spirit is another important mission endorsed by the UAC. This non-residential religious order is comprised of men and women dedicated to the spread of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world. See Related Links for their website.
Another very important mission is Laud Hall Theological Seminary. Laud Hall (see "Related Links"), which has offered non-resident Masters' and Doctoral programs since 1962.
Our worship of the Triune God is based on The English Missal, as published by the Society of Ss Peter and Paul, sometimes referred to as The Knott Missal. The Anglican Breviary is used for private recitation of the daily office, while The English Office is used for corporate services of the daily office.