Ottawa Anglicans poised to bless same-sex marriage

28 Oct

OTTAWA — Ottawa’s Anglican churches may soon be the second in Canada to bless same-sex marriages.

Bishop John Chapman plans to ask the Canadian House of Bishops next week if he can develop an appropriate rite, then designate one parish to offer blessings to gay couples already married in a civil ceremony.

He told several hundred people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral Thursday for an annual synod, or general meeting, that he wants to take it slow. continue reading

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