Early in the history of the Church, the Christian community came to a set of theological understandings of what it means to be “Church.” One of these was the Church as “the body of Christ,” based on the epistles of St. Paul. In addition, the Nicene Creed affirms the Church as one, holy, catholic and apostolic.
At Choral Evensong on each Sunday in Lent 2015, distinguished clergy from around the Diocese of New York preached on the nature of the Church.
The Church is…Apostolic
The Rev’d Claire Woodley
Rector of St Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake
Chair of the Congregational Development Commission,
Diocese of New York
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2015