The 2012-A050 Task Force
Digital Archive of Episcopal Resources on Marriage

This page contains official statements from The Episcopal Church on the biblical, theological, historical, liturgical, and canonical dimensions of marriage. In some cases, these have been excerpted from larger works. These resources are under the copyright of the creator and are provided for the exclusive use of the A050 Task Force on the Study of Marriage for purposes of study and discussion.

Legislative Committee Minutes

2012

Excerpts on Resolution 2012-A050
Legislative Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music: July 2012 (Doc. 062).

Revisions to the Marriage Canons

1808-1988

Annotated Constitution and Canons (Canons 17 and 18 only)
Standing Commission on the Constitution & Canons: 1808-1988 (Doc. 027).

Resolutions of General Convention

1904-1973

Resolutions on Marriage
General Convention: 1904-1973 (Doc. 053).

1976-2009

Index of Links to Resolutions on Marriage
General Convention, The Acts of Convention Database: 1976-2009.

Resolutions of Executive Council

1997-2011

Resolutions on Marriage
Executive Council: 1997-2011 (Doc. 057).

Reports and Statements

2010

Same-Sex Relationships in the Life of the Church
Theology Committee of the House of Bishops: 2010 (Doc. 049).

2005

Annotated Bibliography for Church-wide Conversation on Marriage
Standing Commission on National Concerns, Report to General Convention: 2005 (Doc. 047).

2003

The Gift of Sexuality: A Theological Perspective
Theology Committee of the House of Bishops: 2003 (Doc. 051).

Minority Report on Same-Sex Unions
House of Bishops, Journal of General Convention: 2003 (Doc. 046).

2000

Theological Aspects of Committed Relationships of Same-Sex Couples
Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, Report to General Convention: 2000 (Doc. 032).

1997

Report to the General Convention on the Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships
Standing Liturgical Commission, Report to General Convention: 1997 (Doc. 031).

1995

Continuing the Dialogue
The House of Bishops, Forward Movement: 1995 (Doc. 050).

1991

Statement of Conscience
House of Deputies, Journal of General Convention: 1991 (Doc. 045).

1988

Statement on Marriage, 1979 and 1988
House of Bishops, Journal of General Convention: 1988 (Doc. 044).

1985

Marriage Counseling in the Church
Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health, Report to General Convention: 1985 (Doc. 030).

1982

Marriage
Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health, Report to General Convention: 1982 (Doc. 029).

1979

Executive Council and General Convention Resolutions on Marriage, 1967-1979
Executive Council and General Convention: 1979 (Doc. 026).

1977

Concerning Holy Matrimony
House of Bishops, Interim Meeting, 1979 Journal of General Convention: October 3, 1977 (Doc. 043).

Pastoral Letter
House of Bishops, Episcopal News Service: October 7, 1977 (Doc. 048).

1973

Report of the Joint Commission on the Church in Human Affairs
The Joint Commission on the Church in Human Affairs, Journal of General Convention: 1973 (Doc. 042).

1962

The Family in a Rapidly Changing Culture
The Joint Commission on the Church and Human Affairs: 1962 (Doc. 052).

1958

Report of the Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony
The Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony, Journal of General Convention: 1958 (Doc. 041).

1952

Report of the Joint Commission to Report Recommendations as to Amendments to Canons on Holy Matrimony
The Joint Commission to Report Recommendations as to Amendments to Canons on Holy Matrimony, Journal of General Convention: 1952 (Doc. 040).

1949

Marriage in The Episcopal Church
The Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony, Forward Movement: [1949] (Doc. 025).

1946

Report of the Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony
The Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony, Journal of General Convention: 1946 (Doc. 039).

1943

Report of the Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony
The Joint Commission on Holy Matrimony, Journal of General Convention: 1943 (Doc. 038).

1940

Report of the Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce
The Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce, Journal of General Convention: 1940 (Doc. 037).

1937

Report of the Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce
The Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce, Journal of General Convention: 1937 (Doc. 036).

1934

Report of the Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce
The Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce, Journal of General Convention: 1934 (Doc. 035).

1931

Report of the Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce
The Joint Commission on Marriage and Divorce, Journal of General Convention: 1931 (Doc. 034).

1916

Report of the Joint Commission on Legislation on Matters Relating to Holy Matrimony
The Joint Commission on Legislation on Matters Relating to Holy Matrimony, Journal of General Convention: 1916 (Doc. 033).

1907

Report of the Commission to Confer as to Uniformity in Regard to Marriage and Divorce
Commission to Confer as to Uniformity in Regard to Marriage and Divorce, Journal of General Convention: 1917 (Doc. 058).

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