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The Sacrament of Matrimony - Symbols, Rites, Forms and Kinds
Transcript of The Sacrament of Matrimony - Symbols, Rites, Forms and Kinds
Matrimony Deeper within Rites of Marriage Kinds and Forms Rites Giving consent Blessing and exchanging of rings Intentions Traditions Matters and Forms Symbols Rings - marriage agreement; eternity
Candle - God’s presence within the union
Veil - union of couple clothed as one
Cord - infinite bond of marriage
Coins - good luck; prosperity
Bible - God’s word is part of the union
The couples are the ones who administers the wedding, the priest is there to guide and witness
“To be one heart and one soul from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.”
Celebrant: And so, in the presence of the Church, I ask you to state your intentions.
1. Have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?
2. Will you love and honor each other as man and wife for the rest of your lives?
3. Will you accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up accordingly to the law of Christ and his Church?
Celebrant bless and pray for the couple (consent).
Groom: I, (GN), take you (BN), to be my wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you all the days of my life.
Bride: I, (BN), take you (GN), to be my husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you all the days of my life.
-The Priest would bless the rings
Groom (place ring on his wife’s finger): (BN), take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Bride (place ring on her husband’s finger): (GN), take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Welcoming the Bride
Exchange of Rings
Monogamous Heterosexual- one man and a woman (traditional)
Arranged-arranged by someone other than the “couple”
Civil- a ceremony presided over by a local authority
Group-more than 1 man and woman form a family unit
Forced-one or both parties is married without his/her consent or against his/her will
Intermarriage-between two people with different backgrounds (interracial, etc)
Polygamy-plural marriages (polyandry, polygyny)
Same-sex-marriage between 2 people who are of same gender
Couples themselves “To become one body” “To become”- implies a life-long process which begins only during the wedding day.- “One Body”- unity of two persons in all their basic human level- physical, psychological, or spiritual.