Liturgical Resources 2: Marriage Rites for the Whole Church

Dec/2019, 328 Pages, PAPER, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640651876

Incorporating "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage," "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2," "The Blessing of a Civil Marriage 2," and "An Order for Marriage 2" as authorized for trial use by the 79th General Convention.

I. Introduction
II. Liturgical Resources
The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2
The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage
The Blessing of a Civil Marriage 2
An Order for Marriage 2

Prefaces for Marriage

III. Essays: Christian Perspectives on Marriages and Family Life Today
Introduction: Christian Perspectives on Marriages and Family Life Today
Biblical and Theological Foundations for Relationships
Culture, Ethnicity, and Marriage
Householding
Singleness
Sexual Intimacy: A Complex Gift
Responses to the Essays
For Further Reading: Marriage, Family, and Sexuality
Clergy, Church, and State: A Continuing Debate

IV. Essays on Marriage
Introduction: Christian Perspectives on Marriages and Family Life Today
1. A Biblical and Theological Framework for Thinking about Marriage
2. Christian Marriage as Vocation
3. A History of Christian Marriage
4. Marriage as a Rite of Passage
5. The Marriage Canon: History and Critique
6. Agents of the State: A Question for Discernment

7. Changing Trends and Norms in Marriage

V. Dearly Beloved: A Toolkit for the Study of Marriage
Introduction
Format 1: Carry-On Conversations
Format 2: Forums

Format 3: Study Groups

VI. Pastoral Resources for Preparing Couples for Marriage
Pre-Marital Preparation: Introduction
Presenters
Session One: Getting to Know You and an Overview
Session Two: Learning from the Past, Part 1

Session Three: Learning from the Past, Part 2
Session Four: Looking to the Future
Session Five: Liturgical Decisions and Wrap-up

Handouts
1. Declaration of Intention for Marriage (Canon I.18.4)
2. About Presenters—For the Couple
3. Information for Presenters

4. Model Congregational Guidelines

VII. Appendices
1. Marriage Canons
2. A Review of General Convention

Keywords

  • marriage
  • marriage rites
  • gender neutral
  • pastoral resources
  • toolkit

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