Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA
The Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA, is an independent historic traditional evangelical Anglican church in the United States. The OACC-USA was originially established on April 1, 2014 as the Anglican Episcopal Church International, USA by church charter and is a Non-profit Religious Corporation, incorporated in the state of North Carolina.
The church is, in a true sense, a 'Continuing Church' and not a new Church. We continue to believe in everything the Original Traditional Evangelical Anglican Church accepted and taught before it was swamped and strangled by liberalism. That is why we call ourselves a “Traditional Evangelical Anglican Church.” In particular, we hold to the Holy Bible as God's inspired Word. The Book of Common Prayer, The Anglican Prayer Book (USA), and the Ordinal also contain reliable summaries of our Faith.
We hold to the seven Sacraments of the Gospel: Holy Baptism, The Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion), Confirmation, Ministration to the Sick, Reconciliation of the Pentinent (Confession), Ordination/Holy Orders, and Holy Matrimony. Holy Baptism brings us “into Christ” and is completed in Confirmation. The Celebration of the Holy Eucharist unites us to the Sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. We hold to the Holy Orders of Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and in accordance with the teachings of the Bible and Church Tradition, we believe that all who hold these Orders must be men, although we welcome women both as Lay Readers and into the historic Order of Deaconesses. In obedience to the command of Jesus Christ, we are committed to evangelism in the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that nations are now more than ever in need of a strong recall to the Apostolic Faith; the Faith which turned the ancient world upside down, the Faith which our Christian forefathers handed down to successive generations, the Faith which always carries a fresh relevance in every age and in every place.
We are committed to the traditional liturgy of the Anglican Church as contained in the Book of Common Prayer, and to the use of the Authorized King James, New King James and other bibles which have been transcribed from the original tongues.
The Ordinations and Consecrations of our Bishops, Priests and Deacons are a continuation of valid and lawful lines of Apostolic Succession, and are directly descended from all five of the Ancient Patriarchal Sees; Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Alexandria and Constantinople, which we believe, contribute to the spiritual authority of our church.
The Call of the Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA
The Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA was founded to promote a "Traditional Evangelical Anglican Church," as handed down by preceding generations of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, and to adhere to the orthodox Anglican Christian faith, through witness and service to the community, in the current age of religious liberalism and secular decadence.
The OACC-USA offers sanctuary to the frightened and vulnerable in our society, regardless of background, and offer the hope of Salvation to the disenfranchised and ex-communicant from other denominations within our society; through friendship, fellowship and by offering material and spiritual assistance to those in need.
It is the duty of all Clergy and Laity, within the Church to visit and befriend the young and old, the needy and vulnerable, the homeless, the sick and the sinner, the dying, all those from whom there is a call for help and whomever is perceived as needing the comfort of a listening ear and a helping hand, regardless of status, ethnicity, class or creed.
By means of practiced faith and Christian witness, the Church will build up worshipping and supporting congregations. The Church will create and establish centers of administration and worship to promote and facilitate its program of commitment and service to the wider community; through faith, and within its published Canons.
An historical examination of this Communion depicts that it is rooted in the teachings of the ancient Church enshrined in the Catholic Creeds, and the wisdom of all the Ecumenical Councils of the Christian Church, and including doctrines of the Reformation as handed down by our forefathers; thus forming “The Evangelical Anglican Tradition,” or “Traditional Evangelical Anglicanism."
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others."
(Philippians 2:3-4 NKJV)