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Christian Marriage
The three purposes of Christian marriage are
1. Two people giving and receiving love
2. for having children
3. should reflect loyalty, love and selfsacrifice
The Church Of England Wedding Ceremony.
The English wedding ceremony is like in church and they stand at the altar and
exchange they're vows to each other and like theyre family sit at the stands and
watch and they have like a bit of it if any of the audience know if they shouldn't be
like married and after they normally have like a honey moon and stuff like that
they also have a wedding cake and they cut it and all that.
The vows are
to have and to hold
from this day forward
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death do us part
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Entrance rite: there is a procession, which may include a hymn. The priest
greets the congregation then the Penitential rite and opening prayers are
said.
Liturgy of the Word: Bible readings, one from the Old Testament, a
responsorial psalm, a New Testament reading, a Gospel acclamation, a
Gospel reading and a homily (a practical sermon, not a theological one)
The rite of marriage: questions are asked about the couples' faithfulness to
one another and their willingness to bring up children. Then the vows are
made and the rings are exchanged.

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Liturgy of the Eucharist: gifts are presented and the altar is prepared. Then
the Eucharist prayer is said. Then the following are sung: Sanctus
Sanctus, Memorial acclamation and Great Amen.
Communion rite: The Lord's Prayer is said which is followed by a nuptial
blessing. Then follows the Sign of Peace, Agnus Dei and Communion
Hymn (sung).
Concluding rite: The final blessing is made, there is a dismissal and the
couple kiss. There is a recessional hymn which accompanies everyone out
of the church.…read more

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