Thursday, December 25, 2014

Walther, 1906. Chapter 24, “The Wedding Ceremony”

Chapter 24, “The Wedding Ceremony” (pp. 171-173)

When a marriage ceremony takes place in a church we should expect the ceremony would be in accord with the local congregational customs of the ceremony. It may be solemnized elsewhere as a civil ceremony. It is most normal for the pastor of the bride’s parish to perform the wedding. Weddings are regularly treated as public events, though not necessarily at the customary church service times. It is not considered good form to marry during Advent or Lent as the two penitential seasons of the Church.

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