Order of Celebrating Matrimony
Beautifully produced in a portable format in gold blocked white leather with gilt edges, three ribbons and a durable slipcase.
The new Order of Celebrating Matrimony is not a re-translation but a new Rite which will be mandatory from Easter 2016.
An expanded introduction gives a deeper exposition of the Church’s theology of Marriage and a useful basis for homilies at weddings.
The new Rite contains full texts for:
• Marriage within Mass
• Marriage without Mass
• Order for celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and Catechumen or non-baptised person.
A full listing of the expanded lectionary choices for marriage is included and readings which speak explicitly of Marriage (one of which must now be used) are indicated.
Examples are given of Universal prayers that can be used in the wedding service and an expanded selection of Blessings
New rituals are included in the appendices including:
• Blessing of an engaged couple
• Blessing of a couple on an anniversary including sample formulas for a renewal of commitment and blessing of new or existing rings.
• Order of convalidation.