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What we did on Yom Kippur

As a non practicing - for my whole life - jewish boy, the various holidays have never meant anything special to me. But I do keep track of when they are and what they are about and today was Yom Kippur.

Today as it happens, our good friends Charles Morehead and JT Kittredge had a Relationship Blessing and Celebration of 21 Years Together ceremony. Family, friends, and church members were all there. The official act was a private Civil Marriage at Cambridge City Hall in August.

StJamesChurchThe ceremony took place in St James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. So there we were listening to some very nice readings, a sermon, and did some hymn singing. All of the text was about the really good points of Christianity (and makes me think of the contrast by these religious hate groups that interpret biblical stuff to justify hate). At the end, as part of the ceremony a number of people took Communion.

Then we went out into the garden to have refreshments. We got to chat with Charles' father who was a participant in the ceremony; it was nice to see this results of his transition to acceptance of their relationship.
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