Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

OCM 48-50: Matrimony Within Mass, Second Form

Following up on one way to begin a wedding Mass, form 1, there is a second option, a simpler one: 48. At the appointed time, the Priest, wearing an alb and a stole and chasuble of the color of the … Continue reading

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OCM 45-47: Matrimony Within Mass, First Form

Paragraphs 45 through 78 detail the rubrics and ritual texts for Celebrating¬† Matrimony Within Mass. Let’s look at the “red” for the introductory rites. Here is form 1: 45. At the appointed time, the Priest, wearing an alb and a … Continue reading

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OCM 43-44: Final Notes On Adaptations

The praenotanda (introduction) to the new marriage rites concludes with some general observations on non-Christian traditions for weddings.¬†Let’s read a thought on celebrating in mission territory: 43. In the usages and ways of celebrating Marriage prevailing among peoples now receiving … Continue reading

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OCM 42: New Marriage Rites

42. In addition, in accordance with the norm of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (art. 63b), each Conference of Bishops has the faculty to draw up its own Marriage rite appropriate to the customs of the place and the … Continue reading

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OCM 41: Possible Adaptations

Rome offers some possibilities for adapting the wedding liturgy: 41. In preparing adaptations, the following points should be kept in mind: 1. The formulas of the Roman Ritual may be adapted and, if necessary, even supplemented (even the questions before … Continue reading

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OCM 39-40: Liturgical Adaptations

The fourth section of the introduction to the Marriage Rite is titled¬†Adaptations to Be Prepared by the Conferences of Bishops. As with other rites, national conferences of bishops determine if and how the wedding liturgy can be adapted. The proposals … Continue reading

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OCM 38: Things Utilized in the Rite of Marriage

Let’s wrap up our discussion on The Rite to Be Used. A few practical things: 38. If Marriage is celebrated within Mass, in addition to those things required for the celebration of Mass, The Order of Celebrating Matrimony and rings … Continue reading

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