Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

How To Find a Particular Wedding Psalm

Bethany asks in the combox of one of the wedding lectionary posts: I am also trying to find the sheet music for this particular responsorial psalm. I am the cantor in a wedding and no one can seem to find … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 128: (1a adapted or 4), 1-2, 3, 4-5

The very last of the wedding Lectionary selections to be tackled on Catholic Sensibility is probably the most popular of them all. There are innumerable musical settings of this psalm, many of which are good. Most Catholic hymnals list a … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 17:20-26

Chapter 17 of John’s gospel contains a Last Supper prayer by Jesus to his Father. As a farewell address, one might question its place in the wedding Lectionary. Sure enough, it is not often chosen. I cannot think of a … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-12 & 15:12-16

The wedding Lectionary offers to couples three choices from Jesus’ Last Supper discourse in John’s Gospel, chapters 13 through 17. We’ll take a look at two of these choices, as they overlap with John 15:12’s statement, “This is my commandment: love … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: 1 Peter 3:1-9

I will tell you truthfully this reading is not a top choice for the wedding liturgy. This, despite the fact that Peter links the Christian approach of slaves (1 Peter 2:18ff) and husbands (3:7) to that of the subordinate wife. … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Matthew 22:35-40

Ah! The greatest commandment. Let’s read the evangelist tell it: One of the Pharisees, a scholar of the law, tested Jesus by asking,      “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,      “You shall love … Continue reading

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Higher Love

Perhaps soon the tropical beach will drop to number two in the eyes of engaged couples seeking exotic knot-tying locales. Rocketplane Global plans to cater to folks who want to express a higher love. That’s going to have to include a higher … Continue reading

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