The Wedding Liturgy Readings

THE WEDDING LITURGY READINGS
 
First readings from the Old Testament:
The Creation of Man and Woman, Genesis 1:26-28, 31a
Prayer of Tobias and Sarah, Tobit 8:4-9
Love is strong as death, Song of songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a

Psalms
Bless the Lord, Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
The Lord is kind, Psalm 103:1-2, 8 and 13, 17-18a
Happy the man, Psalm 112:12, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8, 9
Praise the Lord, Psalm 148:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12ab, 12c-14a

Second readings, from the New Testament
The love of Christ, Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
The life of a Christian Short version: Romans 12:1-2, 9-13 or long version Romans 12:1-2, 9-18.
Temple of the Holy Spirit, 1 Corinthians 6-13c-15a, 17-20
The greatest of these is love, 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
Ephesians 5:2a, 25-33
Live in Love and Thanksgiving, Colossians 3:12-17
Real and active love, 1 John 3:18-24
God is love, 1 John 4:7-12
Marriage of the Lamb, Revelation 19:1, 5-9a

Gospels:
The house built on the rock:
- Short version: Matthew 7:21, 24-25
- Long version: Matthew 7:21, 24-29
The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12a
Salt of the earth and Light of the world, Matthew 5:13-16
What God has united, man must not separate, Matthew 19:3-6
Love, the greatest commandment, Matthew 22:35-40
Marriage Feast of Cana, John 2:1-11
Remain in my love, John 15:9-12
Love one another as I have loved you, John 15:12-16
That they may be one as we are one, John 17:20-23 or 20-26
 

You can also buy a little booklet called Together for Life by Joseph Champlin, it costs $3.95 and it's all about preparing the ceremony.

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