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

This page contains liturgies submitted to the Standing Commission or held in The Archives of the Episcopal Church and are made available for purposes of study. These liturgies apply to a variety of blessings and unions between same sex couples. Unless specific permission has been granted, identifying names have been removed to protect the privacy of individuals. Because of the difficulty of obtaining permissions or removing names, only a representative portion of the liturgies submitted to the Standing Commission are included here. However, know that all submitted liturgies will be included in the historical Archives. If you have additional resources to contribute, please contact the Project Manager, Keri Aubert at kaubert@cdsp.edu.

Liturgies

An Anglican Guide to Proper Rites for Celebrating Commitments: A Lighthearted View of a Serious Subject
The Rev. L. Paul Woodrum, Integrity, USA: 1991 (Doc. 059).

The Celebration and Affirmation of a Covenant of N. and N.
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): No date (Doc. 068).

The Celebration and Affirmation of a Covenant Relationship
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): No date (Doc. 058).

The Celebration & Affirmation of the Covenanted Relationship Between…
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): No date (Doc. 064).

The Celebration and Blessing of the Covenant…
Diocese of Los Angeles, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): January 18, 1992 (Doc. 061).

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage
Author Unknown, Diocese of Massachusetts: No date (Doc. 105).

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage: An Unofficial Rite
Set forth by the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, Diocese of Washington: 2010 (Doc. 080).

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage and Holy Eucharist
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: No date (Doc. 093).

The Celebration and Blessing of the Relationship of Scott A. Crispell and Neil A. Malmquist
Scott Crispell and Neil Malmquist, Diocese of San Diego: January 15, 2011 (Doc. 109).

A Celebration of Blessing
Author Unknown, Diocese of Connecticut: June 19, 2004 (Doc. 116).

A Celebration of Holy Union
The Rev. Lee Alison Crawford, Diocese of Vermont: August 25, 2000 (Doc. 114).

The Celebration of the Enhancement of the Lives of…
Diocese of California, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): November 26, 1983 (Doc. 065).

Commitment Ceremony
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: No date (Doc. 096).

Commitment Services (includes 10 examples)
Diocese of Indianapolis, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): c. 1993 (Doc. 060).

The Covenanting and Blessing of the Life-Long Union of N. and N.
Author Unknown, Diocese of New York: September 23, 2000 (Doc. 108).

Declaration of Marriage Vows
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: No date (Doc. 097).

The Holy Eucharist with the Celebration and Blessing of a Commitment to Life Together
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Diocese of New York: June 14, 2003 (Doc. 002).

Holy Matrimony Ceremony
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: No date (Doc. 094).

Honoring an Abiding Relationship and Giving Thanks for the Blessings the Couple Brings to the Church
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): December 4, 1994 (Doc. 069).

An Illustration of a Rite for the Celebration of Commitment to a Life Together, Suggestions for Education Regarding Such a Rite, and Theological Reflections on the Need for Such a Rite
The Rt. Rev. Charles E. Bennison, et al., From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): June 1, 1995 (Doc. 062).

Liturgies for the Celebration and Blessing of Same-Sex Covenantal Unions
Developed under the leadership of the Rt. Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish, Diocese of Utah: No date (Doc. 088).

A Liturgy to Celebrate the Covenant Between…
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): c. 1970 (Doc. 057).

The Marriage and Blessing of…
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: May 23, 2009 (Doc. 095).

Marriage of…
Author Unknown: April 20, 2007 (Doc. 115).

The Marriage of…
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: June 5, 2009 (Doc. 099).

N and N: The Celebration and Blessing of their Relationship
The Rev. Canon Randall R. Warren, Diocese of Chicago: 2010 (Doc. 013).

An Order for the Blessing of a Covenant…
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): No date (Doc. 055).

A Rite for the Celebration of Commitment to a Life Together
Report of the Second Consultation of Episcopalians on Same-Sex Unions (Section Two), From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003). Third Draft: February 24, 1997 (Doc. 063).

A Rite of Blessing
St. Philip's Church, Diocese of North Carolina: 2004 (Doc. 112).

Rite of Holy Union
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): c. 1975 (Doc. 054).

Rites for Usage in the Celebration of Same Gender Marriages Within the Diocese of Long Island
Commission on Liturgy and Church Music, Diocese of Long Island: No date (Doc. 131).

Service of Solemn Promises and Holy Eucharist
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): June 6, 1981 (Doc. 056).

Set Me as a Seal Upon your Heart
Author Unknown, From the Records of the Office of Liturgy and Music, The Archives of the Episcopal Church (RC 2006.003): September 14, 1991 (Doc. 067).

Sunday Morning Liturgy for LGBT
The Rev. LeeAnne Watkins, Diocese of Minnesota: No date (Doc. 119).

Union used with Local Magistrate I
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: May 8, 2009 (Doc. 100).

Union used with Local Magistrate II
Author Unknown, Diocese of Iowa: No date (Doc. 101).

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Last update September 12, 2011