Friday, October 19, 2007

Montreal Approves Blessings

From a recent email:

As a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal, the host church for the Anglican Synod in Montreal, 2007, the body of Christ voted and the votes were as thus:

"(Be it resolved that this Synod request that) the Bishop grant permission for clergy, whose conscience permits, to bless duly solemnized and registered civil marriages, including marriages between same-sex couples, where at least one party is baptized; and that the Bishop authorize an appropriate rite and make regulations for its use in supportive parishes."

44 YES
25 NO

59 YES
32 NO

The Bishop concurred. The measure passed in the Synod without ammendments or changes to the question.
More here.

Watch The Evolution of Jeremiah for more details.

Note that Ottawa approved a similar resolution last Saturday.

Thanks to J. and M. for the heads up.


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