Church of Ireland congregations in the Republic have been urged to honour gay couples in the wake of the referendum vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
The Church of Ireland Gazette - which is independent of the Church itself - said in an editorial that "although it is not what the Church advocates, there will have to be an honouring of those who choose such a committed and loving path in life".
It stated: "There is no doubt that in Irish parishes there will, in due course, be parishioners who are in same-sex marriages performed under the auspices of the State.
"For the Churches, to live in Ireland as a distinctly minority voice is now a clear reality, and it is a humbling experience.
"A time for reflection is now needed within all the Churches."
The editorial called for a joint approach by the different Irish Churches in finding a way forward.
"An ecumenical, pastoral response to what has been a momentous change in the settled culture of the Republic would be a welcome development."
The Church of Ireland will continue to only carry out traditional weddings.