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.

9th Holy Union for Church of God in the Philippines

December 20, 2010 – A couple from Quezon City went all the way to our Chapel in Dasmarinas Cavite beating a one hour traffic from Bacoor, Imus and in our town just for their Holy Union. The couple was so happy when they arrived and was welcomed by some of our straight members who also witnessed the event and also participated in the Holy Mass. This couple marked the 9th Holy Union Ceremony since our church started in October of this year. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!