The Great Command &
The Great Commission
Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first and Great Commandment, and the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And lo, I am with you always, even to the ends of the earth.”
For over 2,000 years now, the Church has had one, simple calling: to know Christ and to make him known.
This, in sum, is the Great Command and the Great Commission.
The Great Tradition
Our Anglican worship service is based on the Book of Common Prayer that was first compiled in 1549 by Thomas Cranmer. While the Book of Common Prayer has since undergone many revisions, it is still acknowledged as one of the ties that bind the Anglican Communion together. Our service today is based on the Book of Common Prayer of 1662.