Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases survey on two marriage liturgies

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is inviting Episcopalians to complete an online survey as part of its effort to gather data on the church’s response to two marriage liturgies that were authorized for trial use at the 2015 General Convention.

One of the liturgies—The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2—is a gender-neutral version of the marriage service in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The other—The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage—was originally approved in 2012 for blessing same-sex unions, then revised in 2015 to include vows of marriage.

Both liturgies are contained in Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015, which was authorized by the passage of Resolution A054.

The resolution also directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to monitor the use of these materials and report its findings to the 2018 General Convention.

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La Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música les invita a los episcopales a llenar una encuesta en línea como parte de su esfuerzo de recopilar datos sobre la respuesta de la iglesia a dos liturgias matrimoniales que fueron autorizadas para uso provisional en la Convención General de 2015.

Una de las liturgias—La celebración y la bendición de un matrimonio 2—es una versión con género neutro del servicio matrimonial en el Libro de Oración Común de 1979. La otra—El testimonio y la bendición de un matrimonio—se aprobó originalmente en 2012 para bendecir las uniones de personas del mismo sexo, y luego se revisó en 2015 para incluir votos de matrimonio.

Ambas liturgias se contienen en Recursos Litúrgicos 1: Te bendeciré y serás bendición, revisado y ampliado en 2015, que fue autorizada por la aprobación de la Resolución A054.

La resolución también ordenó a la Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música que monitoree el uso de estos materiales e informe sus conclusiones a la Convención General de 2018.

3 thoughts on “Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music releases survey on two marriage liturgies

  1. Regarding the survey on the 2 marriage liturgies, where are the liturgies to read? The survey asks the opinion of lay persons but doesn’t provide the required information to respond.

  2. Here in the Diocese of TN, we have not been able to experience the liturgies–our Bishop has not permitted expansion of the sacrament of marriage to all persons. Hope things will change.

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