These are the slightly revised version of the four Articles agreed upon at the General Convention of the (Anglican) Protestant Episcopal Church held at Chicago in 1886. In this revised form the Articles were approved by the Lambeth Conference of 1888 as stating from the Anglican standpoint the essentials for a reunited Christian Church. The text of the Articles is as follows:
“A. The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as “containing all things necessary for salvation”, and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
“B. The Apostles’ Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statements of the Christian Faith.
“C. The two Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself – Baptism and the Supper of the Lord – ministered with unfailing use of Christ’s Words of Institution, and of the elements ordained by Him.
“D. The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the Unity of His Church.”
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, F. L. Cross, Editor