Friday, August 23, 2013

Mazel Tov!

SO delighted to return from vacation to the privilege of presiding at the marriage of this fabulous couple -- together for 37 years and now ... thanks to General Convention 2012 and the Supreme Court ... legally wed and duly blessed. It was the first chance I've had to actually use the rite approved in A049 and what a joy!

Holy God, faithful and true,
whose steadfast love endures for ever:
we give you thanks for sustaining Jack and John in the life they share
and for bringing them to this day.
Nurture them and fill them with joy in their life together,
continuing the good work you have begun in them;
and grant us, with them, a dwelling place eternal in the heavens
where all your people will share the joy of perfect love,
and where you, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.


JCF said...

Well, Susan, as you've stolen my "Mazel Tov!", I can only say Kudos, Congrats, Blessings and All Happiness to the handsome grooms! :-)

uffda51 said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!

JCF said...

I was at Muir Woods (just north of San Francisco) yesterday, and was asked to take a picture by a couple of African women. And I mean a couple: they were clearly honeymooning!

Love is Love is Love is LOVE!