This just in from a colleague in the Diocese of California: "CA Diocesan Convention OK's Same Gender Blessing Rites by an overwhelming margin -- details to follow ..."
So here's the deal: unless amended, the Dio CA resolution read:
RESOLVED, that this 158th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of California commend to the Bishop of California the lectionary, rubric entitled “Concerning the Service,” and three rites endorsed by the Commission on Marriage and Blessing, and urge the Bishop to approve the trial use of these forms as resources in the Dioceseof California for formalizing the blessing of same-gender unions.
Add that to the Diocese of Connecticut reported to be the 10th diocese rejecting B033 by resolution of Diocesan Convention and the favorable votes on blessings in both Montreal and Ottawa and it's looking more and more like we actually HAVE decided to follow Jesus ... no turning back, no turning back!
7AM Sunday Morning UPDATE: So I posted this last night and then ran off to post-wedding festivities with our friends Jerry & Bruno ... there's updated information now on the wording of the TWO resolutions that were passed (thanks Sarah for the heads up!) over at John Kirkley's blog and reactions from the usual suspects here and here. And now, off to church!