Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1982-A075
Title: Authorize an Office for Ending a Pastoral Relationship
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the General Convention of 1982 authorize for optional use throughout the Church "A Service for the Ending of a Pastoral Relationship and Leave-taking from a Congregation" as set forth in Appendix C of the triennial report of the Standing Liturgical Commission to the said General Convention, except that (on page 167 of the Blue Book ) in the rubric which begins "This blessing may be pronounced either by the Minister. . .," after the word Minister, add a comma and insert the words "if a Priest" and add another comma, and direct that it be printed in future editions of The Book of Occasional Services.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, New Orleans, 1982 (New York: General Convention, 1983), p. C-7.