Saint Andrews in Denver, Colorado, to offer Same Sex Blessings

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The parish self-description from their website is:
We are an inclusive, welcoming community with a historic and ongoing commitment to outreach, traditional worship and music shaped by our Anglo-Catholic heritage, and a growing number of children.
.In a recent newsletter rector Elizabeth Randall says:
With the Bishop’s permission and by resolution of the vestry, St. Andrew’s is now a parish where the blessing of same-gender relationships may take place. Blessings are available to active members of the parish, and will use the liturgy provided by the diocese. Couples who are interested in seeking a blessing should contact the rector. Many thanks to the vestry task force who guided our discernment process, and to all those who told their stories and offered their views during this time. This is an important milestone in the life of our community, and I am grateful to share this moment with you.


Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC ParishesSexuality Debate (in Anglican Communion)Same-sex blessings* Christian Life / Church LifeLiturgy, Music, Worship

9 Comments
Posted August 30, 2011 at 7:40 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. evan miller wrote:

An affront to their “Anglo-Catholic heritage.”

August 30, 9:04 am | [comment link]
2. tired wrote:

TEC: an organization in which SSBs are “traditional worship” and an Anglo-Catholic heritage is manifested by its rejection.  In other words, if you value honesty and integrity, look elsewhere.

rolleyes

August 30, 9:11 am | [comment link]
3. Undergroundpewster wrote:

I sense a gathering momentum with this and similar reports as we get closer to GC 2012.

August 30, 11:53 am | [comment link]
4. evan miller wrote:

Well, I’m glad they can check the now-obligatory box, “married/partnered homosexual/lesbian nominee.”  How very inclusive and progressive.

August 30, 11:54 am | [comment link]
5. Cennydd13 wrote:

3.  Yeah, they’re trying to make themselves look more respectable.

August 30, 1:35 pm | [comment link]
6. Statmann wrote:

The Dio of Colorado had a decline of 39 percent in Infant Baptisms and a decline of 45 percent in Marriages from 2002 through 2009.  I truly doubt that this decision will reverse these trends.  Statmann

August 30, 5:07 pm | [comment link]
7. Br. Michael wrote:

I wonder just how many baptisms these SS people are planning on bringing in?  In other words, just how many children are they planning on having?

August 30, 8:27 pm | [comment link]
8. Ralph wrote:

I’ve encountered some self-identified “Anglo-Catholics” who are extremely liberal. Such folk believe that being “Anglo-Catholic” means high ceremonial liturgy, but they seem to ignore the traditional theology that underpins true Anglo-Catholicism.

August 31, 12:32 pm | [comment link]
9. Ezekiel wrote:

How is it that the church got so wrapped around the axle of how people have sex that the church and it’s leadership have all but self destructed?

August 31, 9:46 pm | [comment link]
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