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Quebec becomes 11th diocese to offer same-sex blessings

From here: Same-sex couples in the diocese of Quebec will soon be able to receive a blessing of their civil union, according to the Anglican diocese’s newspaper, the Gazette. Quebec’s diocesan synod, which met November 2 to 4, passed a … Continue reading

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Same-sex blessings available in Rupert’s Land

From the Anglican Journal: The blessing of civil marriages between same-gender couples can now take place in diocese of Rupert’s Land parishes that wish to offer them. Approximately a third of the Anglican Church of Canada’s 30 dioceses now have … Continue reading

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Diocese of Edmonton to vote on same-sex blessings at October Synod

From here, where there is also a report on “human sexuality” that informs us that it is all about far more than just what is done with our genitalia. Who knew? Read it for yourself, but it seems clear to … Continue reading

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Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster passes motion to lift moratorium on same sex blessings.

From here: Of interest to many was the passing of Motion #1 on the afternoon of May 12th by a substantial majority of Synod. In this motion, Synod requested that the Bishop lift the partial moratorium that has been in … Continue reading

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Diocese of Ottawa: a pastoral letter from Bishop John Chapman to his clergy

Read it all here: 2. The Matter of Blessing Same-Gendered Couples As I mentioned in my Charge to Synod 2010, General Synod 2010 was one of the highlights of my life as a Christian and in my time as your … Continue reading

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Same-sex blessings get the nod

Old news, really, but a recent article from the Journal, when it notes that there are now eight dioceses blessing same-sex marriages, highlights once more the farce that “gracious restraint” has always been in Canada. The article, while purporting to … Continue reading

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