Episcopal Weddings

Good news for gay couples in Eastern Massachusetts.  If you are so inclined, you may now have your marriage ceremony officiated by an Episcopal Priest.

Previously, Episcopal Priests could bless the ceremony but not actually sign the marriage license.  I saw this firsthand this year when a client had their wedding blessed by the Episcopal Priest but the pronouncement of marriage made by a Justice of the Peace.  The JP also signed the license.

Bishop M. Thomas Shaw III is the local Episcopal Bishop who made this decision, but it only affects churches within his jurisdiction, which is only Eastern Massachusetts.

Are you considering having an Episcopal Priest officiate at your wedding ceremony?

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