BASIC BELIEFS AND PRACTICES OF THE POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH
Beliefs are based on Holy Scripture, Christian Tradition and Church Ecumenical Synods.
GOD God is one in Three Divine Persons, the Father, who created all; the Son, who died for our sins and rose from the dead; the Holy Spirit, who regenerates and sanctifies souls.
CHRIST The Son of God was conceived through the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, died on the cross for our sins, the third day He rose again, ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity abides in the Church to teach, govern and sanctify its members.
HOLY MARY From all eternity God chose Mary for the mother of His Son a daughter of Israel, a young Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee. (See Luke 1:26-27)
KINGDOM OF GOD It is the duty of every Christian to help establish God’s kingdom on earth through the grace and virtue of love, justice and dedication to the will of God.
THE SOUL It is immortal and ultimately destined for eternal life with God.
SALVATION Faith in God and good works will save us from our sins.
THE CHURCH The Church is made up of baptized Christians who worship together, partake of the sacraments, hear and obey the Word of God.
GOD AND NATIONS God wishes all nations to act together in brotherhood and justice.
PARISH – OWNED PROPERTY The people purchase, build and maintain their own Church property.
LANGUAGE OF WORSHIP Masses are celebrated in the language of the people, so that all worshipers can understand God’s message.
CELIBACY Since 1921, bishops and priests have been permitted to marry.