About our Rites

The Rite of Good Hope Metropolitan Community Church (GHMCC) by its duly authorized minister consist of:

The Rite of Ordination is the setting apart of duly qualified persons for the professional ministry of this Church. It is evidenced by the laying on of hands by authorized ordained clergy.

The Rite of Attaining Membership in the Church shall be conducted by the Pastor or Pastoral Leader before the congregation at any regular worship service. Membership is obtained after completing classes of instruction in the beliefs and doctrines of the Church or a baptized Christian may become a member of the Church through a letter of transfer from a recognized Christian body or through affirmation of faith.

The Rite of Holy Union / Rite of Holy Matrimony is the spiritual joining of two persons in a manner fitting and proper by a duly authorized clergy or Interim Pastoral Leader of the Church. After both persons have been counselled and apprised of their responsibilities one toward another, this rite is conferring God's blessing may be performed.

The Rite of Funeral or Memorial Service is to be fittingly conducted by the ministers of the Church for the deceased.

The Rite of Laying on of Hands or prayer for the healing of the sick in mind, body or spirit is to be conducted by the ministers of the Church, at their discretion, upon request.

The Rite of Blessing is conducted by a minister of the Church for persons, things and relationships when deemed appropriate. Including the dedication of a Church building to the glory of God.

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Good Hope MCC is an inclusive Christian Community in Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender:
You are made in God's image and are welcome at our Church!