May 11, 2012 – Five couples from Cavite City, Makati City, Quezon City, Batanggas City, and Laguna participated in our First Same Sex Mass Wedding for this year. We thank God for this beautiful event. Thank you to our Manila coordinator, to the participants, to our church disciples for making this event possible.
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Ekklesia Tou Theou (Church of God)
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We want to praise God for the blessing and the honor of uniting this beautiful couple. This marks the 41st Holy Union Rite done by our church for the GLBTI community in the Philippines. Every Holy Union is a proclamation of Marriage Equality in our country. International Human Rights Law “Yogyakarta Principles” have already declared that “Every Human Beings has the right to found a family regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity” – Yogyakarta Principle 24
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December 28, 2010 – Marks the 14th Holy Union for our beloved denomination the Christian United Church under our local Church. This is one of the most emotional Holy Unions that I have ever encountered the couple and their friends are always crying as I gave the blessings and prayed for this couple. It was very intimate, enjoyable and relaxing given the very cold climate of Tagaytay City. We would like to thank and acknowledge Bro. Carl Serapion for the photos.
Bonding before the Holy Union at Tagaytay Cliff House and Divine Mercy Retreat House
Preparing before the Celebration
The Opening Rites
The Celebration of the Word
The Exchanging of the Rings
The Veil & Cord
The Consecration of the Bread and Wine
The Lord's Prayer
The Great Blessing of GLBT Saints
The Holy Communion
The Final Blessing & Declaration of Personal Vows
The Holy Kiss of Love
The Signing of the Holy Union Certificate
The Sigining of the Holy Union Church Registration Forms
The Sigining of Witnesses
Group Picture Taking
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DECEMBER 26, 2010 – Marked the 11th, 12th and 13th Holy for our beloved denomination, the Christian United Church under our local church. We praise God for his continuous blessings. We had a triple Holy Union celebration just this afternoon. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We would like to thank the couples who choose our humble church to be a part of their lives. May the blessings of God be upon them, in Jesus name.
THE FIRST COUPLE – arrived at around 3:00 pm together with their friends and witnesses.