Montreal synod affirms same-sex blessing option

News from the Synod in Montreal:

“At its annual synod or general meeting, held 19 October 2007, the Anglican clergy and laity of the Diocese of Montreal voted in favour of a motion requesting ‘that the Bishop grant permission for clergy, whose conscience permits, to bless duly solemnized and registered civil marriages, including marriages between same-sex couples, where at least one party is baptized; and that the Bishop authorize an appropriate rite and make regulations for its use in supportive parishes.’ The vote taken on Friday night was passed in the order of clergy (44 – 25) and in the order of laity (59 – 32).”

There’s more background and a statement from the diocesan bishop included in the statement linked below.

Read the rest here: Montreal synod affirms same-sex blessing option

(Via The Lead.)

Author: Nick Knisely

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