The Great Northwest
The Charismatic Episcopal Church Missionary Diocese of the Northwest
encompasses Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. All of these states
are pioneer works for the ICCEC - a fresh expression of the Church catholic. You will
find information on the parish ministries of the Churches in the states and see that
each is a new and growing parish. There is much work to be done and many opportunities
Under the care of the Archdiocese of San Clemente, the Northwest
Diocese continues to grow and to meet the needs of those seeking the historic Evangelical -
Liturgical - Charismatic expressions of the Church. Links on this website will take you to
the history of the ICCEC, theological information, and resources for examination of the
faith of the Church, polity of the ICCEC and many other areas of interest.
Three Traditions Converge
of the ICCEC
The San Clemente Declaration of 1999
In earnest anticipation for a future revelation of the fullness of unity of the one,
holy, catholic and apostolic Church, the International Communion of the Charismatic
Episcopal Church adheres to these articles of unity exemplified by the undivided
Catholic Church during the first eleven centuries:
- The sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the written Word of God,
the chief witness to apostolic teaching, the source of the Churchís nourishment and
- The Apostlesí Creed as the Baptismal symbol; and the Nicene Creed as the
sufficient statement of the Christian faith.
- The Seven Sacraments of the Church, including:Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation,
Confession/Reconciliation, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, Healing/Unction.
- The Historic Episcopate in
the gift of Christís authority to the Church and the trustee of the Churchís
fidelity to apostolic teaching.
With great respect for the ancient liturgy (work of the people) of the church,
we use the Anglican form of worship found in the Book of Common Prayer.
Sacramental in that we believe in the "work of God" in the response of
the people of God to the directions of Scripture.
God provided "grace gifts" in accordance with the needs of the Body of Christ.
These gifts are "as the Lord directs" and are expected to function in the
lives of Spirit-filled believers. These Spiritual Gifts may be expressed
in worship but most importantly are evident in the daily walk of the child
of God. Our worship reflects the convergence of charismatic, liturgical,
and contemporary with the traditions of past generations.
Generally this term is used to emphasize a
personal relationship and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior;
the Bible as the inspired Word of God; and the need for evangelism. In
keeping with the "Chicago Call of 1977," we stand firmly committed to the
historic evangelical faith understanding the need to recover our common
roots to faithfully transmit the gospel to the world today.
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