Episcopal Worship
What to Expect When You Visit

girlprayingWhen you visit Calvary Episcopal church, you will be our respected and welcome guest. You will not be singled out in an embarrassing way, nor asked to stand before the congregation nor to come forward. You will worship God with us.


Calvary Episcopal is a warm and welcoming church.  We take seriously the slogan on our sign:  “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.” You are welcome at our church.  You don't have to leave anything about yourself at the door when you come in. Your mind, your spirit and your body are all welcome when you come to worship with us.  We firmly believe that everyone is created in the image of God and therefore deserves high respect and a warm welcome.


Sunday is traditionally when Episcopalians gather for worship. The principal weekly worship service is the Holy Eucharist, also known as The Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, or Mass. In most Episcopal churches, worship is accompanied by the singing of hymns, and in some churches, much of the service is sung.

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A Guide to Episcopal Worship at Calvary

Calvary is part of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America and, as such, belongs to the greater Anglican Communion of churches around the world.  This Guide was developed to give you a brief introduction to the Episcopal Church and its order of service.  Whereas these are the generally accepted practices of churches in the Anglican Communion, each church may vary its practices to take into account the customs of its parish.

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Customary Liturgy at 10:30

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Customary Liturgy at 10:30 am Sunday and Special Services

Calvary Episcopal Church

Santa Cruz, California

Revised: January 2011


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