Blessing same sex marriages


The motion (which passed) discussed in my blog of 22/04/2008, Blessing
same-gender unions motion
calls for the bishop to "authorize an
appropriate rite and make regulations for its use in supportive parishes
."
 We Anglicans already have an appropriate
rite for blessing civil unions. I recently discovered The Canadian Book of Occasional
Offices; services for certain occasion not provided in the book of common
prayer.
 Published at the request
of the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada and compiled by the
Most Reverend Harold E. Sexton, Archbishop of British Columbia, in 1964. On
page 109 there is “The Blessing of a Civil Marriage.”  While technically it is not for same-gender
unions it is easier to modify an existing rite than to create a new one.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Pooka, a small but fierce gray tabby. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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