Clergy who act as the Church’s witness to the Sacrament of Matrimony will treasure this beautiful ritual book, which celebrates “the intimate community of life and love by which spouses are no longer two, but one flesh.”
Bishops, priests, and deacons alike will be delighted with this second typical edition, which includes new blessings, sample intercessions, chants for the nuptial blessings, and cultural adaptations for use in the United States. Major sections of this new English translation of the Ordo Celebrandi Matrimonium include Celebrating Matrimony within Mass; Celebrating Matrimony without Mass; Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and a Catechumen or a Non-Christian; and Various Texts to Be Used in the Rite of Marriage and in the Mass for the Celebration of Marriage.
Ordained ministers presiding over the Sacrament of Matrimony may begin to use the second edition on September 8, 2016, and must use the new rite for marriage as of the Feast of the Holy Family, December 30, 2016.
NEW blessings and cultural adaptations:
- Blessing an Engaged Couple
- Blessing a Married Couple within Mass on the Anniversary of Marriage
- Blessing and exchange of coins (arras) between bride and bridegroom
- Blessing and imposition of the wedding cord (lazo) or of the veil