Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Digital Archive for General Convention Resolution 2009-C056

This page contains statements from individuals and Church bodies submitted to, or gathered by, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) and The Archives of the Episcopal Church for purposes of study and discussion. Statements and policies pertain to issues surrounding the blessing and union of same sex couples, and may include resolutions, policies, and reports. Viewers who have additional resources to contribute to this archive should contact the Project Manager, Keri Aubert at kaubert@cdsp.edu.

Church-Wide Resources

2011

Liturgy Canada: Same-Sex Blessings
John Wilton and Peter Wall, Editors of Liturgy Canada: Anglican Church of Canada. Lent, 2011 (Doc. 121).

2010

Same-Sex Relationships in the Life of the Church
Dr. John E. Goldingay, et al.: The Theology Committee of the House of Bishops. Draft. Lent, 2010 (Doc. 129).

2009

General Convention Resolution C056 on Liturgies and Blessings for Same-sex Unions
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Anaheim, CA. August 17, 2009 (Doc. 005).

2008

Pastoral Resources for Province One Episcopal Clergy Ministering to Same-Gender Couples
The Provincial Task Force on the Counseling of Same-Gender Couples: The Episcopal Province of New England. 2008 (Doc. 128).

2007

Marriage Liturgy 2007
General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church: Scottish Episcopal Church. June, 2007 (Doc. 122).

2005

A Covenant Statement of the House of Bishops
Interim Meeting of the House of Bishops: Navasota, TX. March 16, 2005 (Doc. 052).

A Word to the Church
Interim Meeting of the House of Bishops: Navasota, TX. March 16, 2005 (Doc. 051).

2004

A Resolution on Theological Consensus
Interim Meeting of the House of Bishops: Hendersonville, NC. March 19, 2004 (Doc. 050).

General Observations. In Same-Sex Unions: Stories and Rites
The Rt. Rev. Paul Marshall. Church Publishing: New York, NY. 2004 (Doc. 106).

2003

General Convention Resolution C051 to Consider Blessing Committed, Same-Gender Relationships
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Minneapolis, MN. August 7, 2003 (Doc. 046).

The Gift of Sexuality: A Theological Perspective
Interim Meeting of the House of Bishops: Henderson, NC. March 18, 2003 (Doc. 037).

2002

Mind of the House Resolution
Interim Meeting of the House of Bishops: Cleveland, OH. September 30, 2002 (Doc. 041).

What does blessing bless?
The Rev. Charles Hefling: Open, The Journal of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission, Vol. 48 No. 2. All Saints, 2002 (Doc. 036).

2000

General Convention Resolution D039 to Acknowledge Relationships Other Than Marriage and Existence of Disagreement on the Church's Teaching
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Denver, CO. July 13, 2000 (Doc. 045).

Report of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music: Reports to the 73rd General Convention. 2000 (Doc. 040).

1998

How to be True to the Bible and Say "Yes" to Same-Sex Unions!
The Rt. Rev. Bennett J. Sims: Turning Point, The Institute for Servant Leadership, Vol. 15 No. 3. May/June, 1998 (Doc. 023).

1997

General Convention Resolution C003 to Affirm Traditional Marriage and Request Study of Same-Sex Relationships
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Philadelphia, PA. July 23, 1997 (Doc. 049).

Many Waters Cannot Quench Love: A History and Theological Rationale for the Celebration and Blessing of Marriage Between Two People of the Same Gender
Dirk C. Reinken and Jeremy M. Warnick: General Theological Seminary. December 22, 1997 (Doc. 034).

Report of the Second Consultation of Episcopalians on Same-Sex Unions
Second Consultation of Episcopalians on Same-Sex Unions: Second Draft. January 1, 1997 (Doc. 054).

Report of the Standing Liturgical Commission
Standing Liturgical Commission: Reports to the 72nd General Convention. 1997 (Doc. 039).

1996

Rethinking Marriage - Again
The Rt. Rev. Charles E. Bennison: Episcopal Divinity School. April 1, 1996 (Doc. 035).

1994

An Affirmation in Koinonia
The Rt. Rev. Robert Anderson, et al.: Indianapolis, IN. 1994 (Doc. 043).

Continuing the Dialogue: A Pastoral Study Document of the House of Bishops to the Church as the Church Considers Issues of Human Sexuality
The Committee for Dialogue on Human Sexuality: The House of Bishops. 1994 (Doc. 038).

General Convention Resolution B101 on a Pastoral Study Document on Sexuality
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Indianapolis, IN. August 26, 1994 (Doc. 047).

General Convention Resolution C042 to Prepare Report Considering Rites for Same-Sex Commitments
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Indianapolis, IN. September 2, 1994 (Doc. 048).

1991

What is a Covenental Relationship? A Descriptive Answer
Alvin Ethington: Diocese of Los Angeles at the request of Integrity/Southland. 1991 (Doc. 032).

1987

On Blessing of Same Gender Relationships
The Rev. Dr. Walter Lee Szymanski: Integrity International. December 16, 1987 (Doc. 033).

1976

General Convention Resolution A069 to Recognize the Equal Claims of Homosexuals
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Minneapolis, MN. September 22, 1976 (Doc. 044).

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Last update June 24, 2011