St. Alban’s of Los Angeles

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The Church of Saint Alban (founded in 1917) is a parish of the Liberal Catholic Church, Province of the United States, a member province of the Worldwide Liberal Catholic Church, with headquarters in London, England.

The Parish of St. Alban exists to forward the work of her master, Jesus Christ, in the world, and to feed his flock. It draws the central inspiration of its work from an intense faith in the living Christ, believing that the vitality of a church gains in proportion as its members cease to think only of a Christ who lived two thousand years ago, and strive rather to serve as a living image of the eternal Christ, who ever lives as a mighty spiritual presence in the world, guiding and sustaining his people.

Our Church is an independent and self-governing body; neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant – but Catholic. It aims at combining the traditional sacramental form of worship – with its stately ritual, its deep mysticism and its abiding witness to the reality of sacramental grace – with the widest measure of intellectual liberty and respect for the individual conscience. It therefore permits to its members freedom of interpretation of the scriptures, the creeds and the liturgy. Regarding the mind as one of the great avenues to spiritual apprehension, it encourages among its adherents the freest play of scientific or philosophic thought.

Our Church welcomes all to its altars who reverently and sincerely approach them, erecting no barriers in the nature of standards of dogmatic belief. It is a living Christian church – “modern” in that it maintains that the form of religion should keep pace with human growth and enlightenment; “historic” in that it holds that the church has handed down a very precious heritage from the Christ himself.

Our Church teaches the Christianity of the Christ and administers the seven Sacraments which are regarded as channels of His blessing. It is a church wherein there is a natural balance between ceremonial worship, devotional aspiration, scientific and mystic thought. It uses a revised Liturgy in the language of the country, a Liturgy devised to sound a note of joyous and uplifting aspiration. We welcome all and everyone to our services, those who have faith and those who have lost faith; those who believe in the literal exposition of the scriptures and those who accept the allegorical spiritual interpretation. Above all, we wish to serve those who are earnestly seeking spiritual enlightenment.