Wedding Service

(Following Roman Ritual for Marriage outside Mass)

There are 2 forms of wedding rite in the Latin/Roman Catholic Church

  • Marriage with Mass and Communion. (Nuptial Mass). (We do not usually use this).
  • Marriage outside of Mass (if both couple are Catholic Communion given if not no Communion unless specifically requested).

In Agia Kyriaki only Organ music may be played. No CDs.

Music while people assemble to be appropriate for a church. e.g. Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, Bach, etc.

The Brides Entrance. Music (Wedding March Toccata & Fugue etc)

Welcome and Introduction by the Priest.

The Couple light candles if requested.

1st reading must be from Scripture (From Lectionary section on Marriage)

Psalm said or sung (Appropriate Hymn can be used)

2nd Reading (Optional).

Alleluia verse Said or sung.

Gospel. Priest must read this no one else.

Marriage rite (From Roman Ritual only) Includes Blessing and giving of Rings

Bidding Prayers

Nuptial blessing

Couple go and light centre candle and Mums take 2 candles.

Our Father said.

(If couple both Catholics Communion may be offered).

Prayer

Final Blessing

Signing of Register. (Appropriate music for this)

Music for exit of newly married couple.