To consecrate a place for God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to receive high praises from His people and for His people to experience His presence, mercy and grace through worship, praise, devotion, the sacraments, and the exercise of Spiritual gifts.
The Chapel of Divine Mercy stands squarely on the historic, undisputed teachings of orthodox Christianity as taught by Jesus, spread by the Apostles, defended by the Early Church Fathers, and expressed in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. We are a body of Christ that is Bible-based, Christ-centered, and guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
"A CORD OF THREE STRANDS IS NOT QUICKLY BROKEN." (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
The Chapel of Divine Mercy is part of the world-wide Christian convergence movement. Ecclesiastes 4:12 speaks of the strength and unity found in diversity. Today, as never before, God is doing something very special in churches across our nation and around the world. He is removing religious barriers and braiding together the sacramental, evangelical, and charismatic strands of the church into one strong cord.
Historic and Sacramental: Early Christians (as described in the Acts of the Apostles) daily observed ”the breaking of bread.” This, the sacraments, and other rich forms of worship crafted by 200 years of practice, enhance our own spiritual life and growth.
Evangelical: We embrace the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and view the Holy Scriptures as the inspired, infallible Word of God containing all things necessary to salvation and Godly living.
Charismatic: The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a distinguishing mark of the Charismatic Episcopal Church and we are open to the work of the Holy Spirit in both our worship and daily lives.
Our first priority at the Chapel of Divine Mercy is worship — both liturgical and Spirit-led — and we worship with everything available to us. We kneel, bow, raise our hands, lift our voices, and dance, all to glorify the one living God. Our Church is both ancient and modern. As we worship our Lord, we eagerly anticipate that God will manifest His Presence to us through and around our liturgy.
Our vestments, traditional and contemporary music, and liturgy, all witness to the truth of the God of the past, present, and future. People who come and worship with us say they feel the presence of God in a powerful way. We are a church family that wants to share our love of the Lord with the whole world. We seek to recover the richness and authenticity of the ancient liturgies and the regular celebration of the Holy Communion, with bread and wine, as Jesus commanded. Our clergy and altar workers wear robes, attire that is suitable to an occasion of high praise. We also believe in the healing power of the Holy Communion. Through written, carefully crafted prayer, we express religious truth and avoid heresy. Through individual open prayer, we express the desires, longings, and adoration of our hearts. Through Spirit-manifested spoken word or song, we open our hearts and minds to the will of God.
The Chapel of Divine Mercy is part of the International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church (ICCEC) headquartered in Malvern, NY. We belong to the Diocese of Florida. Our Bishop is David Simpson in Miramar, Fl.
329 Old Daytona Road
DeLand, FL 32724
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