21 July 2009

C056 as seen though the eyes of the PB and PHoD

The Most Rev'd Katharine Jefferts Schori and Bonnie Anderson have written another letter to the archbishop of Canterbury. This one to explain C056. You'll find the letter here.
While the resolution honors the diversity of theological perspectives within The Episcopal Church, it doe not authorize public liturgical rites for the blessing of same-gender unions. The Book of Common Prayer remains unchanged, the marriage rites are unaltered and the Rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer define marriage as a "solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God."
It doesn't get more explicit than that.