The liturgy following is another form of marriage reformed, variant, and dates back to 1896. Although this formula is cute.
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
– Spontaneous words of welcome. The reason of the assembly: ask God for His blessing of the spouses; to worship God, from which all things, and in which is founded the institution of marriage.
– Reading of Psalm 67 - Praise God from all nations (Psalm or other fitting for opening).
– Spontaneous prayer to the Lord bless these moments.
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2. Bible reading and short meditation
(the occurrence of a mixed marriage of confession: two readings with their short meditations for each celebrant).
3. Intermezzo musicale
Beloved spouses! After being joined in marriage according to civil law, you present yourself in front of the majesty of God and these witnesses Christians, to consecrate your union, and to invoke upon you the heavenly blessing.
Listen, therefore, with meditation and faith, the teachings of the Holy Scriptures about the state of marriage in which you came, that ye may know how it is to be considered and it is required to be truly Christian.
God, who is the Father of mankind, after creating the heavens and the earth, formed man in His image, and gave him a helper fit for him, because he said the Lord: “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Give. 2:18), then blessed them. Thus creating a man and a woman, joining them in their state of innocence, God has ordained the institution of marriage, founded the family, for the good of man and woman, and for the prosperity of human society. This we are reminded by the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, when, in answer to the Pharisees who asked if it was The allowed a man to divorce his wife for any reason, told them: “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said: “Therefore shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”. And so they are no longer two, but one flesh, Therefore what God has joined together, no man put asunder” (Mt. 19:4-6).
Listen, Now what are the duties that Scripture prescribes the spouses:
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her… So husbands ought to love their wives, as their own bodies; who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes, even as the Lord does the church” (If the. 5:25,28,29). Says the Apostle Paul: “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them” (Cl. 3:19). “Let the husband render to his wife the conjugal duty, and likewise the wife to her husband” (1 Co. 7:3). Similarly writes the apostle Peter: “to, husbands, you live with your wives with understanding due to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered” (1 Pi. 3:7).
Scripture also says: “We, be submissive to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord” (Cl. 3:18), “…For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, and he is the savior of the body” (If the. 5:23), and this “so that, although there are some who do not obey the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives, when they behold your chaste conduct accompanied by fear” (1 Pi. 3:1,2). The virtuous wife, we read in Proverbs: “Its value is far above rubies. The heart of her husband trusts in her and will always gains. She does him good and not evil, all the days of his life…. She looketh well to his home and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises” (Pr. 31:10-12, 27,28).
(Then, Minister directs to the newlyweds the following exhortation):
You have heard the words of Scripture that confirm the sanctity of marriage, and teach your reciprocal duties. Remember, therefore, that God himself ordered, consecrated and blessed this institution, and then, that no one should enter this state if not with pure feelings and saints, Scripture says it: “Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers” (Eb. 13:4), as well as a keen desire to serve your Savior. Also remember, you have to love one another in the Lord, cordially and constantly, zealously pursuing your mutual fidelity in body and soul, for time and for eternity. You will need to live together in peace and harmony, remain united with unalterable fidelity in all circumstances, in prosperity as in adversity, advising, soccorrendovi one another, and enduring sweetness and patience the weaknesses and defects, in the one and in the other, could occur. What Christian spouses, It should also join your hearts in prayer, meditating on the Word of God, in attendance at meetings of the Christian community, in the practice of mercy, so that you can happily go together, in all righteousness, your journey to eternity.
I ask you therefore to N. N. you took N. N. here present for wife, if you promise to love according to the precepts of the Gospel, to take care of so much prosperity as in adversity, and restarle faithful unto death. – If this is your firm and sincere resolution, testify to it here in the sight of God, saying to you.
I ask you now to N. N. you took N. N. here present for husband, if you promise to love him according to the precepts of the Gospel, to take care of so much prosperity as in adversity, and remain faithful till death. – If this is your resolution, f
erma e sincera,
testify to it here in the sight of God, saying to you.
Make this your promise, clasping one another the right hand.
Minister puts his hand on the spouses, and he says:
In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I will confirm that in this union have together signed. What God has joined together, the man does not separate! Amen.
EXCHANGE OF THE RINGS
Then, the minister continues:
The Lord our God will give His Spirit, to go in this sacred state in the name of His Son, Our Savior, He may live in it a Christian, and terminiate blessed in Christ. He joins your hearts in love, in fidelity and in harmony truly Christian. He bless your marriage, so it redound to his glory, and serve your salvation, temporal and eternal.
DELIVERY OF THE BIBLE FAMILY
(Turning to the audience, Minister says):
In order to ask God for these thanks in favor of these new spouses, Him we raise all the core, saying:
Almighty God, Heavenly Father, you do supplichiamo, Your turn your gaze of love and mercy of these spouses. They impart Your Spirit, that they may live with total confidence in your goodness, adorn their married life of every Christian virtue, and are of edification, with a pious conduct and irreproachable how shalt call them around. Join them, Lord, your love, so that their hearts never become separated to any temptation or adversity. Grant them Your grace and all the blessings that you have promised to faithful spouses. [If you want to bless them with children, It gives them wisdom and loyalty, to educate them in Thy fear and for Your glory]. Sanctifies every evidence that in your father's decrees want to send them, to serve to increase their confidence in you, and to strive for progress in sanctification. Awakens in them, o Padre benigno, the living and constant desire to join in prayer and in your service; so that you will pleased to dwell with them, and to manifest them in your goodness. Do not allow to conform all'andazzo of this world, but preserve them from the world and all its lusts. They remember all the poor, the sick and the afflicted, and cooperate in the coming of your kingdom of justice and truth. It gives them their blessing in the midst of your people, so that by their example you know how happy they are those who fear You and rejoice in keeping Thy commandments.
When death comes to dissolve the bonds of flesh and blood, We welcome their soul in Thy glory, where together with the redeemed them well you praise and exalt you forever. Father Almighty! We place them under your protection, We entrust all this to Your hands: bless them in Christ Jesus, for time and for eternity. Amen.
(Can also a prayer responsorial)
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