Same-gender Blessings

Articles & Sermons

Use the filter below by typing in a topic or keyword to narrow your results.

Filters

Articles & Sermons

Your rating: None Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
March 12, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia Episcopal ha dado a conocer fragmentos de su informe: “Yo te bendeciré y tú serás una bendición: materiales para la bendición de personas del mismo sexo”, que incluye el texto del rito de bendición que...
Your rating: None Average: 3 (4 votes)
March 8, 2012
— Updated at 10:00 a.m. March 9, 2012 to include dates of House of Deputies online discussion and other details. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released excerpts from its “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships,” report, including the text of its proposed...
Your rating: None Average: 2.4 (19 votes)
December 9, 2011
[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released educational materials and other information surrounding its plan to ask General Convention to authorize a three-year trial use of its proposed rite for blessing same-gender unions. The downloadable materials are available in English and Spanish here. They are part of the commission’s 18...
Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (21 votes)
November 3, 2011
Same-sex couples will be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship in England and Wales, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced in the U.K. Parliament on Nov. 2. "The government is advancing equality for LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) people and ensuring freedom of religion for people of all faiths. No religious group will be forced to host a civil...
Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (21 votes)
July 20, 2010
Bishop Jim Mathes of San Diego has sent a letter to clergy of the diocese approving a process to celebrate same-gender blessings. "I want to underscore this is really about providing pastoral latitude to the clergy in appropriate situations, and that the context in which we do this is our effort to be that inclusive church that strives to find a place for those who struggle with the very...
Your rating: None Average: 2.4 (17 votes)
June 11, 2010
"Despite all our differences we are passionately committed to walking together." So said a pastoral statement approved June 10 by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada on the issue of same-gender blessings. And it may mark the beginning of a new spirit and approach to a question that has divided the church in recent years. Unlike past General Synods, triennial meetings of...
Your rating: None Average: 2.5 (18 votes)
March 16, 2010
A discussion of same-gender relationships will be on the agenda when more than 115 bishops of the Episcopal Church gather March 19-24 for their spring retreat meeting in Camp Allen, Texas. Bishop Henry Parsley of the Diocese of Alabama, who chairs the House of Bishops' Theology Committee, said two major papers will be presented from the study "Same Sex Relationships in the Life of the...
Your rating: None Average: 2.2 (18 votes)
March 4, 2010
One day after same-gender marriage became legal in the District of Columbia, Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane said March 4 that Episcopal Church priests in the nation's capital may preside at those marriages. "Through the grace of Holy Baptism, there are no second class members of the Body of Christ," Chane said in a news release. "We are of equal value in the eyes of...