Christ Church, the parish home of George Washington, celebrated its first same-gender blessing April 21.
“As an Episcopal faith community, we witnessed and asked God’s blessings upon the lifelong commitment Melissa Capers and Brunilda Hernandez have made to one another,” said the Rev. Ann Gillespie, Christ Church senior associate rector who officiated at the service. “This is a significant and joyful event, not just in the life of Melissa and Bruni, but in the life of our church. As a congregation, we are taking a historic and faithful step closer to the inclusive, abundant, generous outpouring of God’s kingdom.”