Holy Union Guidelines of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

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GUIDELINES FOR HOLY UNION OR SAME SEX WEDDING OF THE LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

WHAT IS THE RITE OF HOLY UNION?

The Rite of the Holy Union is one of the Five Rites of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Quezon City.

THE RITE OF HOLY UNION is the spiritual joining of two persons in a manner fitting and proper by a duly authorized Pastor.  After both persons have been counseled and apprised of their responsibilities one toward the other, this rite of conferring God’s blessing may be performed by the Pastor or Associate Pastor of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Usually the venue is at the Bahay Beki or  House church in Proj 8 Quezon City otherwise in a place the couple chooses to held the wedding.

The essence of the Rite of Holy Union is the vow, the pledging of deepest fidelity of each other. It is the spiritual joining of two persons regardless of sexes, sexual orientation,  gender identity and expression. It is a celebration of love, commitment and promise, witness and affirmed by their friends, family, and the Church.

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LEGAL OR NOT IT HAPPENED IN QUEZON CITY and in the PHILIPPINES

The difference of Holy Union and Matrimony is that Matrimony has its legal entity while the Holy  Union is a Rite. Unfortunately, the Philippines have no Marriage Equality Law or the Same-Sex Marriage Law yet. LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH advocates for the Right To Marry and Form a Family, thus we support marriage equality bill pass into law in the Philippines if there is any. We are organizing the Marriage Equality Philippines as the primary organization that will lead this advocacy. All couples are expected to be actively participate in this elite group.

Furthermore, the weddings conducted in the Philippines are recognized but not guaranteed in some countries which have Domestic Partnership, Civil Union, Same Sex Marriage or Marriage Equality Law in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Sweden, some states in the USA, to name a few.

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IS THE RITE OF HOLY UNION ILLEGAL?

The Philippine Constitution guarantees that the Freedom of Religion is protected, in Article III, Section 5 of the Bill of Rights states that..

“No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights”

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THE EXCHANGE OF VOW IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE WEDDING

The heart and soul of the Rite of Holy Union or the Same Sex Holy Union Wedding is the Exchanging of the Vows of two loving person that promise to be together for the rest of their lives with of without legal papers. This is a private or public ceremony to be conducted for the celebration of love.

 

CHURCH REQUIREMENTS FROM THE COUPLE ARE

  1. Birth Certificate (Xerox only) or any Official ID.
  2. LGBTS Christian Church Holy Union Registration Form Fully Signed
  3. Passport (Xerox Only) for Foreigner only.
  4. Picture together of the Couple

WEDDING COUNSELLING  CON ORIENTATION

  1. Wedding counseling is Important
  2. No wedding counseling, No Holy Union Rite. Wedding Counseling Is Important
  3. No wedding on Sunday afternoon from 6PM till 8PM unless very special.
  4. We need the names of the witnesses (ninongs at ninangs) for the Certificate of Holy Union.

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HOLY UNION FEE

7,500 if within Metro Manila plus transpo fare.

10,000 if outside Metro Manila plus transpo fare and hotel accommodation.

7,500 if at the Women Center in 3 Marunong St., Brgy.Central, Quezon City. If with fresh flowers arrangements and bridal bouquet, additional 5,000 pesos.

THINGS NEEDED DURING THE WEDDING CEREMONY

ring, veil, cord, arras, bible, unity candles (1 big, 2 small) 

 

 

For more info:

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Rev.Ceejay Agbayani, MDiv.

Mobile Number : +639164260481

Email Address: rev.ceejay@yahoo.com or lgbtscc@gmail.com

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Flower arrangements and bridal bouquet is Php 5,000

 

10 Comments

  1. I shall be returning to Dumaguete from the UK in October or November. I am gay and have a partner, and would like to know if there are any Christian groups or churches where by any chance a gay man might be accepted without trying to convert him into an unnatural “lifestyle”. The church in the West is becoming increasingly irrelevant to people’s lives, particularly for young people, for whom one big stumbling block is the church’s homophobic attitude, which I have discovered has absolutely no scriptural basis whatsoever.
    God bless,
    Bill.

    1. Hi Bill, our church, the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC is located at 4 Auditing St., Proj 8 , Quezon City, Philippines.

      I know there is UCCP in Dumaguete. UCCP is United Church of Christ in the Philippines. I know this church is progressive but I dont know if they are welcoming or affirming church.

      My mobile number is +639955086788. you can visit our church anytime. You are much welcome.

  2. Hi,

    I am from the United States where same sex marriage is legalized in all 50 states as of a year now. sI am considering petitioning my fiancee from the Philippines to come to the USA. Will the SAME SEX WEDDING/HOLY UNION be recognized as a legal marriage in the eyes of the USA ? My plans were to use the wedding there as evidence of my relationship that would represent more as a celebration together like an engagement/wedding party.

    If if is not legally recognized in the eyes of the US as a whole, I was going to use the K1 Fiancee Visa to get my fiancee here to marry within 90 days of arrival. However, if it is seen as a legal marriage I would do Spousal Visa. It just seems a bit strange that a license issued for a same sex marriage not recognized in the country that is originated can still be legally bound in another country.

    Carlton

    1. Hello Lorie, hindi pa po mareregister sa nso ang kasal under the Holy Union Rite dahil po wala pa tayong Marriage Equality Law sa atin. This is pure ritual lang po. However, nagagamit as Proof of Togetherness ang Certificate of Holy Union ng LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC. sa mga bansang merong Marriage Equality Law. Pwedeng magamit din for petition sa USA, Canada, Austratlia, NZ, Portugal, Europe, etc..

      please call or text me sa 09164260481. I am Rev.Crescencio Agbayani Jr., the Founding Pastor of the LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

    1. karamihan single. pero meron din namang hindi.

      please call or text me sa 09164260481 kung may katanungan pa po u para mas mabilis ang communication po natin.

      ako po pala si rev.crescencio agbayani jr.

  3. Hi po! My Fiancee Wants to Get Married. Kso po kasal sya sa dati nyang Hubby! Pwd po ba kami magpakasal kht hnd pa sya Annul sa dati nya?

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