All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note.
And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate their commitment to each other than in holy matrimony.
Before a jubilant crowd of 400 guests on New Year’s Day, the Rev. Mally Lloyd, former pastor at Christ Church in Plymouth, and now a ranking official of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, married the Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, dean and president of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. And Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, the state’s highest ranking Episcopal official, presided.