THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA BEARS WITNESS
“The Anglican Church in North America bears witness to the biblical and traditional teaching concerning marriage in its Constitution and Canons (2012) and in its Catechism (2014). This teaching is in agreement with the historic Anglican tradition of the Book of Common Prayer (1662), the Lambeth Conferences of Anglican Bishops, and the Jerusalem Declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (2008).”
The Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, as a member Diocese of the Province, affirms the traditional understandings of marriage that are reflected throughout the Provincial Constitution and Canons, our liturgies, our Catechism and our common Anglican history (summarized here).
Those wishing to reflect on the meaning and form of marriage are encouraged to begin by spending time with the liturgy adopted for use by all the congregations of the ACNA. A full commentary on the liturgy by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Noll might also be helpful for those seeking a deeper understanding of the sacramental character of Christian marriage.