About Calvary Episcopal

Calvary Episcopal Church is a congregation of the Episcopal Church, which is part of the Body of Christ throughout the world, the holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. “Episcopal” means “having bishops.” Just as the early Church had “overseers,” (epi-scopoi), we have bishops who provide for spiritual leadership, direction, and oversight.

We live our life together under the doctrine, discipline, and worship of an ancient tradition of Christians, and we are related to the Church of England.

Our worship is liturgical, that is, it follows ancient forms involving the whole congregation but using modern language. Consisting of scripture, hymns, sermon, prayer, and celebration of the Holy Eucharist (also called Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, or the Mass), our worship involves everyone. And, that is what “liturgy” means: the work of the people.

We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, a judicatory division (like a synod, presbytery or conference) headed by a bishop who lives in Asheville.


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