Friday, August 23, 2013
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.