Our First Same Sex Mass Wedding

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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46th Holy Union Rite at Dasmarinas Cavite

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Holy Union at Tagaytay City – January 14, 2012

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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27th Holy Union Church of God at Kabayan Hotel, Pasay City

This couple went all the way from Leyte to Malaysia then from Malaysia to Manila just to have a very intimate and private holy union. We apologize but we have to edit their photos for their security. We ended the Holy Union with so much fun as former IPL Art Ventayen is one of the witnesses to the said occasion. Congratulations to the both of you.

We ended the year with LOVE – 15th Holy Union for CUC in the Philippines

DECEMBER 30, 2010 – Marked the 15th Holy Union for CUC in the Philippines.  A couple wanted to start their new year by being united in this Rite of Holy Union.  We praise God that our church ended the year with love and we are looking forward for 2011 with another year filled with love.  In this Holy Union ceremony we make it a point to educate the couple about the Bible and sexuality and also we educate their families and witnesses about discrimination and how to understand the Holy Union.  We also take this opportunity to promote our Church and our Denomination so that more people will know who we are and how accepting and affirming our church and denomination is.  Praise God.

Holy Union in Tagaytay – 14th Holy Union for CUC in the Philippines

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 Homily

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

Birthday Celebration

12th Holy Union for COG in the Philippines

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 SECOND COUPLE – arrived at about 5:00 pm together with their friends and witnesses.

11th Holy Union for COG in the Philippines

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.