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Name of Thy Son our Saviour, Who hath taught us to pray:
OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME: THY KINGDOM COME: THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN: GIVE US TIIIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD: AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS; AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER ITS FROM EVIL: FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER. AMEN.
Then skall follow the 08021 Order of Service, beginning with the Hymn
before the Sermon.
OFFICE FOR THE CONFIRMATION OF MAR
Our help is in the Name of the Lord Who made heaven and eartn.
The Minister shall say to all present :
We are assembled, in the sight of God, to join to. gether this man and this woman in the bonds of Marriage : which is an honorable estate, instituted of God in the time of man's innocency, confirmed by the teaching of our Blessed Saviour, and compared by St. Paul to the mystical union which subsists between Christ and His Church.
Into this holy estate these two persons are come to be joined. Therefore, if any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined to. gether, let him now declare it, or else, hereafter, for ever hold his peace.
And to those who come to be married :
I charge you, each and both as ye shall arswer to Him Who will judge both quick and dead, if either of you know any reason why ye may not lawfully be joined together in marriage, declare it now. For, be well assured that all those who are brought together contrary to the Word of God, are not joined together of God, neither is their marriage lawful.
If no sufficient impediment be alleged, the Minister shall say :
Hear now what Holy Scripture doth teach, as touching the duty of husbands to their wives, and of wives to their husbands :
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. And,
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the Head of the Church. And He is the Saviour of the body. And again He saith, let the wife see that she reverence her husband.
LET US PRAY. O Most Holy and Most Merciful Lord God! we beseech Thee for these, Thy servant and handmaid, that they may, with a reverent trust in Thee, enter into the Covenant of Marriage, as they now propose, and truly keep all the vows which they are about to make, according to Thy Word. Grant this, O Father, with the forgiveness of our sins, through Christ Thy Son. AMEN,
Then the Minister shall bid the man and the woman join their right hands; which
being done, he shall say to the man: Dost thou,
take this woman, before God and these witnesses, to be thy wedded wife?
The man shall answer,
I DO. Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking every other, cleave to her only, so long as ye both shall live?
The man shall answer,
To the woman:
be fore God and these witnesses, to be thy wedded husband? The woman shall answer,
Wilt thou love him, honor him, obey him, and keep him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking every other, cleave to him only, so long as ye both shall live?
Then, when a ring is used, the Minister shall guide the hand of the man to put the
ring on the third finger of the woman's left hand, and holding it there, the man shall say,
after the Minister : With this ring I thee wed; in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN.
Then, taking their clasped right hands in his hand, the Minister shall say:
-, and you, have consented together, after God's Holy Ordinance of Marriage; and have plighted your faith and truth to each other, in the presence of God and of these witnesses; and have confirmed the same by giving and receiving a ring; now, therefore, I pronounce you husband and wife. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN.
Whom, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
LET US PRAY. O FAITHFUL GOD, who keepest covenant and truth with them that love Thee, hear Thou in heaven Thy dwelling-place, this marriage vow which Thy servant and handmaid have vowed before Thee. And grant unto them the grace of Thy Good Spirit, that with all fidelity they may observe and keep it; walking together in Thy faith and fear; being led by the Angel of Thy presence, and strengthened by Thy hand, until they come to the inheritance of the saints in light: through Jesus Christ our Lord, Who has commanded us to pray, saying:
OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME: THY KINGDOM COME: THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN: GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD: AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS: AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL: FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER. AMEN.
And the Minister shall pronounce over them this benediction :
The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be upon you, and remain with you always. AMEN.