Christian life is lived in relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and in common with other Christians in the Church seeking to deepen that relationship and to follow the way that Jesus taught.
For Christians God is understood and known as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Father…God is love, caring for all creation and for every human being as God’s beloved child. While God is neither male nor female, Christians historically relate to God the Father as one would imagine and relate to a devoted parent.
Son…God is as he revealed God’s self to be in the historical person of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection hold the key to knowing and loving God, and to making sense of life—before and after death.
Holy Spirit…God is alive and present, loving and active today…inspiring faith, justice and truth. The Holy Spirit sustains the life of the world, giving spiritual gifts to the Church and bearing spiritual fruit in the world: changed lives individually and a transformed society.
FINDING OUT MORE
Because Christianity is about relationship and community, the best way to find out about faith and prayer, to raise questions and get help, is to meet some Christians. The Episcopal Church is just one of the Christian Churches in this country. We seek to work along side other Christian churches and denominations as closely as we can.
You can learn more about God as God is in Jesus Christ by reading the Bible. Why not start with the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament?
The Episcopal Church is made up of Christian communities in every corner of the United States and Georgia. Saint Mark’s is the only Episcopal Church in LaGrange. We would love to welcome you to Saint Mark’s, one of the oldest parishes in the Diocese of Atlanta.
Our diocesan Bishop, The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander, has his office in the City of Atlanta at the Cathedral of Saint Phillip. The national headquarters of The Episcopal Church is located at 815 Second Avenue in New York City. We have missionaries on every continent and support multiple ministries in LaGrange, the Chattahoochee Valley and West Georgia, Atlanta, and across the nation. Some Episcopalians are committed to traditional religious communities, whether as monks and nuns, or as people associated with these communities. All of us welcome your inquiries.