The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is inviting Episcopalians to complete an online survey as part of its effort to gather data on the church’s response to two marriage liturgies that were authorized for trial use at the 2015 General Convention.
In the Magazine this month we’ve been exploring the lived experience of marriage from within and without. This post is from powerful remarks offered at General Convention by Katrina Hamilton, deputy from the Diocese of Olympia, questioning the implicit trajectory of relationships towards marriage
While recognising the prerogative of The Episcopal Church to address issues appropriate to its own context, Archbishop Justin Welby said that its decision will cause distress for some and have ramifications for the Anglican Communion as a whole, as well as for its ecumenical and interfaith relationships.
The House of Bishops on Monday approved two liturgies for trial use that will permit same-sex couples to be married in the Episcopal Church, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent of this year. Their action came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can now be married in all 50 states.
In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage, General Convention’s debates of marriage resolutions, Bishop Hollingsworth issued these guidelines on marriage in the Diocese of Ohio:
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
The decision of the Supreme Court to reverse the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in the Obergefell case makes legal the marriage of same-sex couples in the State of Ohio and across the country. As we move into this new reality, I offer the following guidelines […]