The Order of Celebrating Matrimony is a beautifully produced Rite in a portable format in gold blocked white leather with gilt edges, three ribbons and a durable slipcase.
Updated in 2016 for the new rite, 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.
(Texts of civil declaration and consent are valid for England and Wales only.)