Planning Your Marriage Service

Christopher L. Webber, Margaret Webber

Jan/1993, 69 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819215901

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A marriage is a reflection about your love and your faith in God. This practical workbook helps couples to express their commitment while simplifying the many details of the wedding ceremony.

Planning Your Marriage Service is the ideal take-along resource for couples to reflect on the choices they need to make. Here are the guidelines concerning the service, music, the entrance and presentation, readings, prayers, communion, and dismissal. A wide selection of Old Testament, New Testament, Gospel readings are included, as well as supplemental readings by great Christian writers and literary figures, such as John Donne, Simone Weil, Julian of Norwich, Frederick Buechner, Martin Luther King Jr, Madeleine L’Engle, and Saint Augustine. A brief commentary follows each reading, discussing the text’s meaning in the framework of a Christian marriage.

This valuable guide gives couples a better understanding of all the elements of their wedding ceremony so they can experience their special day in all the richness of its Christian significance.

Christopher L. Webber, a graduate of Princeton University and the General Theological Seminary in New York, is an Episcopal priest who has led urban, rural, and overseas parishes. He is the author of several books, including Welcome to Christian Faith,Beyond Beowulf, and A Year with American Saints, co-authored with Lutheran Pastor G. Scott Cady. Webber grew up in Cuba, New York, and lives in San Francisco.


Margaret Webber was educated at Radcliffe and has a career in health services and in the travel industry. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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