Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

OCM 6: Christ Fulfills A New Covenant

We continue our occasional examination of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016), an update of the former Rite of Marriage (1969). Continuing with the introduction–the praenotanda in the professional lingo–it will give us important insight as to why Catholics celebrate … Continue reading

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OCM 5: A New Creation

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) has been significantly revised and updated into the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016). We’ll continue to look at the introduction–the praenotanda in the professional lingo. It will give us important insight as to why … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Philippians 2:1-5

In the new Order of Christian Matrimony, the Church has added an official ritual for Blessing an Engaged Couple. (OCM 218-236) Thoughtful pastoral ministers here and there have been doing this for some years. Would that it were more universally … Continue reading

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OCM 4: The Supernatural Element of Christian Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969), significantly revised and updated in 1991, eventually found its way into English translation in 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number four begins with a … Continue reading

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OCM 3: Gift(s) of Marriage

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation came later, in 2016. We continue a careful look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. This introduction gives pastoral ministers–not just clergy, … Continue reading

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OCM 2: Fidelity and Unity

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) was significantly revised and updated in 1991. The English translation was rolled out a few years ago, 2016. We’ll continue a look at the introduction to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Today, paragraph number two … Continue reading

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OCM 1: Covenant

The former Rite of Marriage (1969) has been significantly revised and updated into the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991/2016). Some new elements were introduced with the latest edition and translation of the Roman Missal (2010), and others with the assembly … Continue reading

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