- Marriage is seeen as a gift from God and part of God's plan for creation.
- The importance of marriage is stressed by Jesus: 'Therefore what God has joined together, let man not seperate' and these words are stated in the marriage ceremony.
- The words of the marriage ceremony stress that the promises of the bride and groom are made before God.
- At the beginning of the service the priest or minister reminds the couple of the seriousness of marriage. They are told that it symbolises the relationship between Christ and the Chruch and that a…
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