Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Digital Archive of Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Sex Relationships
General Convention Resolution 2012-A049

General Convention Resolution 2012-A049, Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships, approved the provisional use of "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant" from "Liturgical Resources I: I Will Bless You and You Will Be a Blessing" and directed the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to undertake a review of the resource. General Convention authorized Bishops to adapt the materials to meet the local needs of the Church. These responses will build upon a period of study on the history of same-sex blessings, which is documented in the 2009-C056 Archive.

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers, Chair of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, circulated a letter to every diocesan Bishop in January 2013 to gather feedback on the resource and its use, and ask if any adaptations had been made to the rite. The Archives of the Episcopal Church has created this digital resource in support of the Standing Commission to share these responses online.

This digital archive is intended exclusively as a study resource for the Commission, the General Convention, provinces, dioceses, congregations, and Church members. All materials published here are for educational purposes only and may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.

Last update July 1, 2015

Retired March 4, 2021