Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases survey on two marriage liturgies
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.
One of the liturgies—The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2—is a gender-neutral version of the marriage service in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The other—The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage—was originally approved in 2012 for blessing same-sex unions, then revised in 2015 to include vows of marriage.
Both liturgies are contained in Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015, which was authorized by the passage of Resolution A054.
The resolution also directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to monitor the use of these materials and report its findings to the 2018 General Convention.