Tuesday, December 4, 2007

:: Christian wedding ::

The Christian views of marriage historically have regarded marriage as ordained by God for the lifelong union of a man and a woman. This foundational principle was first articulated biblically in Genesis 2:24. Later, Jesus set forth his basic position on marriage by bringing together two important passages from Genesis (1:27; 2:7–25). He pointed to the completion of the creation — "male and female he created them." Then he described marriage as a relationship, a union, so intimate and real that "the two become one flesh." As persons, husband and wife are of equal value. In truth, they are one.

In Roman Catholicism, the Church teaches that marriage is God's doing: "God himself is the author of marriage," which is his way of showing love for those he created. I happened to attaned one of such RC marriages.. the couples entering into a mixed marriage are allowed to marry in a Catholic church provided they have embraced the following principles:
1. They have chosen to marry of their own accord with no external pressure
2. They intend to remain together for life
3. They intend to be faithful to each other
4. They intend to have children if the bride is of childbearing age

Then comes the exchange of rings and the Sacramental bread and wine, wishes and photo sessions.
bride n bread (by peevee@ds)

I really enjoyed my time, understanding the process, as i was attending a christian wedding for the first time.

~ peevee.


Kshitiz Anand said...

I am sure you must have realized that its a lot different from a Hindu wedding!
Nice post!

peeveeads said...

Thanks buddy..
Ya...i wish we had a simple.. and easy wedding like theirz... just a wish..