It was a momentous day at General Convention today and not just because of the closely-watched vote over the proposed liturgies for same-sex blessings. Other matters were decided as well, including The Episcopal Church’s response to the Anglican Covenant, an important proposal on restructuring the church, and an election for the President of the House of Deputies. I will have more to say about several of these matters, but for now, let me simply note the results.
The proposed liturgies for Same Sex Blessings passed by a wide margin. The implications of that vote for the Diocese of Milwaukee remain to be seen. Stay tuned.
The House of Deputies voted to continue the conversation around the Anglican Covenant.
Gay C. Jennings was elected President of the House of Deputies.
The proposal on restructuring passed unanimously, and the House of Deputies burst into song after the vote.
I’m wondering which of these decisions of will have the greatest impact on the church in the long run.