Sunday, February 17, 2008

Congratulations to Genny and John Shymanik

One of the joys of being a priest is the privilege to provide wedding ceremonies and to bless marriages. As I told Genny and John, I am only there to provide the ceremony. They have to marry each other. And that is what they did yesterday at high noon at the Honey Creek chapel.

O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [The Book of Common Prayer, p. 431]

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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