Well, if I think weddings ought to be simpler than they are, I ought to help make it so. I also think that such service should reflect my conviction that two persons of the same sex may be married. The era of liturgical division between “holy unions” and proper marriage should end.
Here’s a rough workflow.
- Get a sense of the units and length of services that our grandparents — if they were Protestant — would have recognized. See what features have been added.
- Sample these services in parallel with Universalist and Unitarian services to see what theological assumptions carry through.
- Compare these with the theological position I think is correct, and the best informed liturgical underpinnings.
- Share drafts with colleagues, privately, for review.
Let me know if you want to me on the share list. Perhaps we can come up with a commonly held rite.
This is the last of my to-do projects for the time being.