Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wedding Bells Across the Pond

Episcopal Cafe is reporting:

In what is apparently the first public same-sex wedding in the Church of England, two gay priests were married at one of London's oldest church, using a ritual taken substantially from the Book of Common Prayer . The ceremony included marriage vows, exchanging rings, and the Eucharist. The language was slightly edited for use by two men.

The ceremony for The Rev. Peter Cowell, Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey, and the Rev. Dr. David Lord was held at The Priory Church of St. Bartholomew the Great in London.

See bulletin from the Liturgy here.


David@Montreal said...

Mazeltov indeed!
What a beautiful wonder you've shared with us Susan, thank-you
Reading and praying the order of service, I couldn't help but think of all the wonderful celebrations you've ahead of you at All Saints.

God's every blessing on Peter & David


Jim said...

Mosel Tov!

It will be interesting to see how Dr. Williams et al deal with this. What amazing courage these two are showing us all. I am humbled to think they are so willing to face the possible, indeed probable anger from their superiors. What amazing commitment, grace and courage.


Unknown said...

The CofE is channeling Akinola again over this. Details on the wire services.