Same Sex Unions: Stories and Rites

Same Sex Unions: Stories and Rites

by Paul V. Marshall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898694175

ISBN-13: 9780898694178

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated

"Bishop Marshall has given us a pastoral gift. He has brought to life ways that the liturgy and worship of the Church can nourish and support Christians who are of the same gender contemplating life long covenant unions in Christ. Bringing together the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, Bishop Marshall has given birth to a work that can help us grow as a…  See more details below

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"Bishop Marshall has given us a pastoral gift. He has brought to life ways that the liturgy and worship of the Church can nourish and support Christians who are of the same gender contemplating life long covenant unions in Christ. Bringing together the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, Bishop Marshall has given birth to a work that can help us grow as a community of faith in which all who seek to follow Jesus are helped and supported on their journey. I am honored to commend this work to the church." The Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry, Bishop of North Carolina

Same-Sex Unions, a contribution to the continuing debate on the church's pastoral care, offers biographical vignettes of two committed couples who have had their unions liturgically blessed in church and also contains complete texts of several same-sex rites, together with liturgical analysis and reference to secondary literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898694178
Publisher:
Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition Large Print
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introductory Note....................     7     

Part One STORIES....................          

Chapter One Anne and Brenda....................     15     

Chapter Two Charles and Bob....................     24     

Part Two RITES....................          

Chapter Three General Observations....................     35     

Chapter Four Witness and Bless....................     47     

Chapter Five A Word and The Word....................     68     

Chapter Six Vows and Tokens....................     75     

Chapter Seven Holy Communion....................     79     

Chapter Eight Not Unadvisedly or Lightly....................     83     

Chapter Nine Conclusion....................     95     

Part Three LITURGIES....................          

Liturgy One St. Luke in the Fields, New York City: Anne Bursley Bost and
Brenda Kay Bost....................     99     

Liturgy Two Consultation on Blessing of Same-Sex Unions: A Rite for the
Celebration of Commitment to a Life Together....................     105     

Liturgy Three Diocese of New Westminster: The Blessing of Same-Sex Unions
(First Version, November 1, 2000)....................     115     

Liturgy Four Diocese of New Westminster: The Celebration of a Covenant
(Second Version, May 2003)....................     123     

Liturgy Five The Making of Brothers....................     131     

Liturgy Six Diocese of Washington, D.C.: The Celebration and Blessing of a
Covenant Relationship....................     135     

Liturgy Seven Diocese of Vermont: "Rite III"....................     144     

Part Four HEARING TEST: SERMONS....................          

Sermon One Sermon at "All Together Now," a GLBT and Allies Ecumenical
Liturgy....................     149     

Sermon Two Sermon at the Reception of the Priestly Orders of Fr. Peter
Francis Pearson....................     154     


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