Purposes of marriage

A run through of the purposes of marriage shown in a wedding ceremony

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Purpose of marriage How it is shown in a wedding
ceremony
Couple have a life-long relationship of Exchange of vows committing
love and faithfulness the partners to lifetime
marriage and restricting sex to
each other
Exchange of the rings
symbolising the unending
nature of marriage
Priests introduction,
emphasises the fact that
marriage is a special sacrament
that cannot be broken by the
husband or wife
Readings from the bible and a
sermon from the homily on the
nature of Christian marriage as
a life-long relationship of love
and faithfulness
So that the couple can have the Preparation course which
support and comfort of each other couple must take before the
ceremony. It is religious
counselling from priest which
helps the couple understand
the nature of Catholic marriage
and how to provide support
and comfort for each other
Priest asking couple if they will
support and love one another
as husband and wife for the rest
of their life-this is asked before
the marriage vows and
exchange of rings

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Marriage vows and exchange
of rings
Readings and homily are likely
to refer to the need for support
and comfort
Prayers and the nuptial mass
give the couple God's grace
and strength to support and
comfort each other
For the procreation of children Priest asks the couple if they
will accept children from God
lovingly and bring them up
according to the law of Christ
and his church.…read more

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He asks this
before the marriage vows.
MARRIAGE IS ONE OF THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH AND IT IS A
SIGN OF GRACE INSTITUTED BY GOD HIMSELF. AS A SACRAMENT, CATHOLIC
MARRIAGE INVOLVES NOT ONLY THER BRIDE AND GROOM BUT GOD
HIMSELF.…read more

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