Is This A First?

First Anglican ordination of someone in a gay marriage (as opposed to civil union)?

The Right Reverend Mark Lattime, Episcopal Bishop of Alaska, will ordain Sara Gavit to the Sacred Order of Deacons at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Anchorage this Saturday.

Sara Gavit is the Pastoral Minister at St. Mary’s. Her work involves providing a spiritual presence to those in need, both within the church and in the broader community. At the core of her outreach ministry are the issues of homelessness, domestic violence, environmental stewardship, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Sara has two amazing adult daughters and two beautiful grandchildren. She and her wife Patricia were married in Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 2009.

Interesting.

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