Our shared mission vision is to be a progressive parish carrying forward the African-American experience of the former St. Monica's parish and the Anglo-Catholic tradition of the former St. James' parish, making no peace with oppression. Our shared mission vision is also to be an inclusive and diverse community, committed to compassion and justice and committed to the Episcopal Church and its life and mission.
As an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal Church, the Parish of St. Monica and St. James is committed to using the two great legacies of the Anglo-Catholic movement -- social justice and worship-centered faith -- to make the Incarnate Word real to a 21st century audience. So often "Anglo-Catholic" is defined solely in terms of unrelenting traditionalism, while social justice roots are de-emphasized or ignored. Our wish at St. Monica and St. James is to recall the activist spirit of our origin and translate that spirit here and now in Washington, D.C.
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