Our Deminational Affiliation


We are a parish in The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States (TOCCUSA).  As yet, there are no cradle Old Catholics in America.  TOCCUSA is a fledgling denomination building this new expression of the catholic faith here in America by following and adhering to the history and polity of the Old Catholic Church, Union of Utrecht.




Emmaus Faith Community serves the people of northern Montgomery County, Maryland and is a Parish of the Old Catholic Diocese of Washington, DC which is a diocese of The Old Catholic Church, Province of the United States (TOCCUSA). Emmaus Faith Community accepts these essential Catholic beliefs:

The authority of the canonical Bible (Hebrew and Christian scriptures) as interpreted by tradition and reason as the revelation of God and guide to Christian faith and living.
The articles of Faith as set forth in the Creeds of the Ecumenical Councils of the Church.
We also:

    • Maintain the historic Apostolic Succession of bishops (elected by the local church).
    • Celebrate the seven sacraments of the Church.
    • Believe that faith in Christ is made known by works of love and service in the world.
    • Believe in the Communion of Saints.