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Sacrament of Marriage

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Tiffany Castro

on 4 October 2013

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Transcript of Sacrament of Marriage

Sacrament of Marriage
Timeline of Marriage
Modern Marriage
monogamy is the main practice and polygamy is illegal in most of the world even tho it may still happen in different parts
same sex marriage is legal in 13 states but isn't a new ideal it was legal in Rome till 342 CE
More than two in five Catholics marry outside their church, twice as many as in the 1960s. There are at least one million Jewish-Christian marriages in the U.S. Two in five Muslims in America have chosen non-Muslim spouses.
In the United States, over 50% of first marriages end in divorce, 67% of second marriages end in divorce, and nearly 74% of third marriages end in divorce
In Western cultures, brides often choose a white wedding dress, which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.
Sacrament of Marriage
-Divorce is rare in the Church
-There is no same sex marriage
-Although there is no divorce it is possible to get an annulment, which is preformed by a high ranking person in the church such as a Pope or Priest
-In the Roman Catholic church, marriage is for life.
-An annulment simply is a declaration that "the marriage never existed", if you have children it is almost impossible to get one.
-The sacrament of the marriage is a symbol of the divine union between Christ, his chruch, the groom, and the bride.
-As long the spouse intends to the contract of a true marriage, the sacrament is performed.
Marriage in Medieval times has many similarities and differences than modern day matrimony.
Marriages were arranged and most of the time the bride didn't even know who the man was before the ceremony.
For a marriage to be legal the bride needed to pay a dowry. the dowry could be anything but were usually important gifts, it is similar to a contract and even if the bride dies her family needs to give the dowry
Medieval Marriage
Ancient Marriage
-Marriage in ancient Rome was a strictly monogamous institution
-By law only one spouse was allowed at a time
-The dowry was a contribution made by the wife’s family to the husband to cover the expenses of the household.
-In order for the union of a man and woman to be legitimate, there needed to be consent legally and morally.
- Both sides needed their fathers' consent.

charts of modern marriage rules

A valid Catholic marriage results from four elements:
(1) the spouses are free to marry;
(2) they freely exchange their consent;
(3) in consenting to marry, they have the intention to marry for life, to be faithful to one another and be open to children
(4) their consent is given in the presence of two witnesses and before a properly authorized church minister.
What the Sacrament is about?
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