About Our Parish
Founded by a group of dedicated and devote Christians seeking to protect the tradition and beliefs they held so dear, Holy Cross met for a time in people’s houses. Till, one day, by the hand of providence we found a homing in an apt home, an historic one room schoolhouse. Forty year later, we continue our mission of providing a home to those who value the beauty of their traditions, long for solid scriptural teaching, and long for a deeper spiritual experience. We strive for a spiritual relationship with God, and greater community between ourselves and the greater Rrochester Area.
Our priest is the newly ordained Fr. Thomas Stone. Father Tom served for years at All Saints Anglican Church as a prominent member of the laity, till he and his family came over to Holy Cross. From then has been a devoted member of our community, culminating when he accepted a calling to the diaconate, being ordained one June 10 2017. Since then has has continued his training till he was ordained as a priest on August 18 2018. He is currently appointed as Priest in Charge, a potion different from being rector, but still of great importance
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About the ACA
All of our parishes and missions are orthodox and sacramental, continuing in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles and in the breaking of Bread, which was established by Christ as the design for the life of the Church. As faithful stewards of the Catholic Faith in the Anglican tradition, our teaching and practice is based solely on the Holy Bible as interpreted by the universally accepted Ecumenical Councils held by the whole Christian Church before any divisions took place; and the traditional Book of Common Prayer, which demonstrates both our Catholic Faith and Evangelical witness.
Indeed the best way to understand our faith and practice is to take a Bible, a copy of the historic Book of Common Prayer, and come and worship with us. The center of our worship is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord’s Supper, and the Divine Liturgy. It is the only service recorded in the New Testament as having been given us by Christ himself. You will find that our liturgical worship involves the whole person— body, mind, and spirit, allowing us to be active participants rather than mere listeners.
For Inquirers . . . .
In the midst of the turbulent sea of the ever-changing world around us, we stand on the Rock of Jesus Christ as He has been made known to us in the teaching of the Holy Apostles, the Holy Church and the Holy Bible.
We offer you this firm foundation in order that you may have that peace which the world cannot give; the peace of God, which passes man’s understanding.
About the DNE
Constitute out of New York and New England, The Diocese of the Northeast is committed to keeping our hearts warm, while the weather turns cold. Our Bishop is currently the Most Reverend Brian R. Marsh
About the TAC
The Traditional Anglican Communion is a worldwide network of Anglican Churches in Communion with each other. Separate from the Canterbury Communion, the TAC provides a home for Churches who wish to continue in the fullness of the Anglican Tradition.