The Liberal Catholic Universalist Church

What We Believe

The Holy Bible

Ours is a non-dogmatic church, so no adherence to any credal statement is required of members, be they lay or clergy, but what is required is respect of each other's faith journey. We are part of the Liberal Catholic Movement and Holy Scripture, the Christian Creeds and the ancient Christian traditions though not taken as all-powerful, are part of our faith. The following may be helpful:

The Liberal Catholic Act of Faith (adapted for LCUC use)

We believe that God is Love, and Power, and Truth, and Light; that perfect justice rules the world; that all His children shall one day reach His feet, however far they stray. We hold the Fatherhood of God, the kinship of all people; we know that we do serve Him best when best we serve our fellow human being. So shall His blessing rest on us, and peace for evermore.

The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all ages, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one Substance with the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incaranate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man. And was crucified for us; under Pontius Pilate He suffered, and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father. And He shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead; whose Kingdom shall have no end. And we beliebe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life. Who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and Son together is worshipped and glorified, who spake by the Prophets. And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.