The new edition of the rite speaks of “covenant.” This is a significant change worth further reflection by a couple. What does is mean to them?
61. The priest invites them to declare their consent:
Since it is your intention to enter
the covenant of Holy Matrimony,
join your right hands and declare your consent
before God and his Church.
They join their right hands.
The text cited in red are rubrics and bold black are ritual text from the English translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony © 2013, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.