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  Catholic Marriage | Catholic-Pages.com | Sacrament of Holy Matrimony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
There's a tendency to think that holiness is for the Pope and priests and nuns who give up their lives for God, for people who lived in another age when there were kings and queens and crusades and inquisitions.
Holy Matrimony does not impart a character, instead it creates an indissoluble bond between the couple which is only broken by the death of one of the spouses.
The Holy Father also exhorts married couples in Familiaris Consortio to be the primary force in the Apostolate to married couples, teaching other married couples the value of the Church's teaching on the family, sexuality, on birth control, on marriage itself.
www.catholic-pages.com /marriage/sacrament.asp   (4828 words)

  Christian view of marriage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An argument for the institution of the sacrament of Matrimony by Christ himself, and its occasion, is advanced by Bernard Orchard in his article The Betrothal and Marriage of Mary to Joseph [1].
The ideal references are found in the Holy Family (Saint Joseph and Mary, the mother of Jesus).
However, a priest or deacon is not permitted to enter into matrimony after ordination, whether he has become divorced or widowed, or even if he had not been married at the time of ordination.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Holy_Matrimony   (1897 words)

 Orthodox Christian Holy Matrimony, or Crowning
HOLY MATRIMONY is one of the Sacraments of the Holy Orthodox Church in which a man and woman are united by the Holy Trinity.
The Mystery of marriage of the Holy Orthodox Church is steeped in ritual and symbolism.
The rings, of course, are the symbol of betrothal and their exchange signifies that in married life the weaknesses of the one partner will be compensated for by the strength of the other, the imperfections of one by the perfections of the other.
www.orthodox.net /articles/matrimony.html   (835 words)

 Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Sacraments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The proper time for receiving this holy anointing has certainly arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age.
In the Anointing of the Sick, the Holy Spirit: unites the sick to the passion of Christ for their good and that of the Church; prepares them for passage to eternal life; grants forgiveness of sins if the person is unable to receive the Sacrament of Penance; restores health if this be God's will (Cf.
The essential signs of the Eucharistic sacrament are wheat bread and grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is invoked and the priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken by Jesus during the Last Supper...
www.holytrinitysp.org /pages/default.asp?page_id=LMGTS23332   (2981 words)

 Encyclopedia: Catholicism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Holy Spirit The Christian doctrine of the Trinity states that God is a single being who exists, simultaneously and eternally, as a communion of three Persons: the Father, the Son (the eternal Logos, incarnate as Jesus of Nazareth), and the Holy Spirit.
It teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that the sole Church of Christ which in the Creed...
England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Scandinavia, and much of the rest of Western Europe were in the Western camp, and Greece, Russia and many of other Slavic lands, Anatolia, and the Christians in Syria and Egypt who accepted the Council of Chalcedon made up the Eastern camp.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Catholicism   (7997 words)

 Holy Matrimony - St Isidore Traditional Catholic Church
Like Holy Orders, once the Sacrament is received, it cannot be set aside; a valid sacramental marriage lasts until the death of one of the spouses.
This "publication" is usually made on three consecutive Holy Days (including Sundays), during the Mass itself (before or after the sermon) and/or in the parish bulletin (for good reason, sometimes the banns may be dispensed with).
May the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob be with you: and Himself fulfill His blessing on you: that you may see your children's children even to the third and fourth generation: and thereafter possess life everlasting, by the aid of our Lord...
www.saintisidore.org /religious-info/matrimony.htm   (4016 words)

 copticheritage.org :: To Protect and Preserve.
The Rite of Betrothal and the Rite of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
According to the new order of the rite of Holy Matrimony by the Holy Synod, which was gathered in the morning of Saturday 29 May 1999 A.D., 21 Pashons 1715 A.M, the rite of the "Contract for Possession" is no longer required.
It should be noted that if the Matrimony was done after the Matins Prayer, then in the Liturgy the Pauline is read from Ephesians 4:1-13, the Catholic Epistle from 1 Peter 3:1-12, the Praxis from Acts 4:32-35, the Psalm from 21:1-2, and the Gospel from John 2:1-11.
www.copticheritage.org /PagEd+index-page_id-381.phtml   (1751 words)

 U.S. Catholic Bishops - Catechism of the Catholic Church
Virginity for the sake of the kingdom of heaven is an unfolding of baptismal grace, a powerful sign of the supremacy of the bond with Christ and of the ardent expectation of his return, a sign which also recalls that marriage is a reality of this present age which is passing away.
The Holy Spirit is the seal of their covenant, the ever-available source of their love and the strength to renew their fidelity.
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church.
www.nccbuscc.org /catechism/text/pt2sect2chpt3art7.htm   (4704 words)

 Holy Matrimony by Pauline Zingleman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Replacing His clear teaching as found in Holy Scripture and by the unbroken tradition of fifteen centuries with their own opinions, the founders of the principal Protestant denominations began by permitting divorce on the sole ground of adultery.
For while Holy Matrimony is in the nature of a contract, and Penance in the nature of a judicial process, the three first‑mentioned take the form of a religious consecration of the recipients.
Since the matrimonial contract is in itself the Sacrament of Matrimony, it follows that the rite of the sacrament, its matter and form, must be looked for only in the mutual consent of the contracting parties.
www.cathinsight.com /apologetics/matrimony.htm   (11187 words)

 Holy Matrimony - What's really undermining the sanctity of marriage? By Dahlia Lithwick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Within nanoseconds of the Massachusetts Supreme Court's declaration that gay marriage is protected by the Constitution came predictions of the end of life as we know it: The president, speaking from London, warned: "Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman.
Gay couples have asked the state to explain why such privileges should be denied them and have yet to receive an answer that is credible.
The decision to make a marriage "sacred" does not belong to the stateā€”if the state were in charge of mandating sacredness in matrimony, we'd have to pave over both Nevada and Jessica Simpson.
slate.msn.com /id/2091475   (808 words)

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It is the previous connecting contractual commitments to the legal society that bind a person’s obedience to the commands of that legal society.
If matrimony, through the Law of Nature and the Common Law of the Land, is the domain of God and our children are His gifts then why would we turn our family and ourselves over to the civil authority of the State?
It should be returning every man to his family and aiding in the protection of the God given rights of every man and every woman in the sacred institution of Holy Matrimony.
www.hisholychurch.net /study/gods/mvm.html   (4707 words)

For thousands of years and in every culture, matrimony has had religious connotations: a ceremony with offering sacrifices or prayers (only the married realize how much they are needed) are common everywhere.
Matrimony belongs in the spiritual realm: there is a sacred mystery (even if you do know all the scientific details) in the bringing forth of new life.
Within the mystery of matrimony, there is a force that sustains generations, cultures and nations.
www.etherzone.com /2004/devl031904.shtml   (767 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sacrament of Marriage
holy; so also are agriculture, architecture, shoemaking, hair-cutting legitimate ordinances of God, but they are not sacraments".
matrimony, which is a figure of the union of Christ, and the Church, according to the words of the
holy fathers, the councils, and the tradition of the Universal
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09707a.htm   (7862 words)

 Order of Service for Holy Matrimony - the Marriage Service
Firstly, it was ordained to fulfil God's holy purpose for mankind, that through the gift of parenthood children might be born, to progress through the earthly experience, and to be brought up in the knowledge of God's laws and the Way laid down by Christ.
Secondly, marriage was ordained because men and women were meant to be the complement of one another, that is to say, that the good qualities of one should strengthen the good qualities of the other.
This ring shall be token of this covenant between you, as the ancient and accepted symbol of marriage, and as witness of the love in which you have declared yourselves to be wedded one with the other; according to God's holy ordinance, and the law of this land.
christianspiritualism.org /services/marriageservice.htm   (2439 words)

 Holy Matrimony - Trinity Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Holy Matrimony is Christian Marriage, in which a man and a woman enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows.
If either or both of the persons have been divorced twice, then special professional counseling (to be paid for by the couple) is required before the Bishop's permission can be made.
At Trinity Church, weddings are celebrated at any time in the course of the year except during the last three weeks in December, the weeks of Lent, Palm Sunday, and Holy Week or other times when Church events are scheduled.
www.trinityboston.org /wsp_sac_mtm.asp   (613 words)

 - Holy Matrimony
The Holy Apostle Paul sees this mystical union of husband and wife as reflecting the mystical union of Christ with His Church: Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord.
This is the outward and visible sign of the Sacrament, signifying the special grace of the Holy Spirit received by the couple.
The Holy Orthodox Church does, however, permit divorce and remarriage, quoting as her authority the words of the Savior: For your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.
www.stots.edu /article.php?id=41   (988 words)

 HTC: The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
The crowns which are placed on the heads of the couple are martyrs' crowns, as indicated by the hymn "O Holy Martyrs" which is sung during the circular procession around the Table during the Crowning service.
The whole community was gathered together as Body of Christ and the couple solemnly took Communion together, with the whole Church witnessing their pledge to be together and their desire to build a new Christian family.
It is not the place here to discuss the reason why this cup ceased to be the Cup of Communion to the Body and Blood of Christ, but it is important to understand that the Holy Orthodox Church has always considered marriage in its relation to our common life in the Body of Christ.
www.holy-trinity.org /morality/meyendorff-marriage.html   (2211 words)

 CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity,[88] some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures.
In the Eastern liturgies the minister of this sacrament (which is called "Crowning") is the priest or bishop who, after receiving the mutual consent of the spouses, successively crowns the bridegroom and the bride as a sign of the marriage covenant.
In the epiclesis of this sacrament the spouses receive the Holy Spirit as the communion of love of Christ and the Church.[124] The Holy Spirit is the seal of their covenant, the ever available source of their love and the strength to renew their fidelity.
www.christusrex.org /www1/CDHN/matri.html   (3837 words)

 Defending Holy Matrimony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
DHM’s mission is to reclaim Christian Marriage—Holy Matrimony.
Holy Matrimony confers on each couple a status like that of a “domestic church” built on a foundation of love over which the State has no authority beyond that of merely a registrar.
Defending Holy Matrimony is an initiative to reclaim the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
www.defendingholymatrimony.org   (866 words)

 The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - Holy Matrimony
P Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and before His Church to witness the union of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony.
Therefore all persons who marry shall take a spouse in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust, for God has not called us to impurity but in holiness.
God also established marriage for the procreation of children to be brought up in the fear and instruction of the Lord and to offer Him their praise.
www.lcms.org /pages/internal.asp?NavID=3462   (1262 words)

 Blockbuster Online - Holy Matrimony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Havana's ignorance of Hutterite traditions and lack of enthusiasm for their austere lifestyle is a matter of no small annoyance to her, but Ezechiel shrewdly uses his knowledge about Peter's hidden bankroll to persuade Havana to lead a more righteous life.
Holy Matrimony was directed by Leonard Nimoy in one of his periodic breaks from acting.
Havana (Patricia Arquette) is an aspiring showgirl who is working at a sleazy carnival while she dreams of her big break.
www.blockbuster.com /online/catalog/movieDetails?movieId=91331   (544 words)

The Hebrew word "holy" means "set apart." It is also the word for "marriage." Note that the use of sexuality was ordained prior to the Fall - the first couple were told to "be fruitful and multiply." As Paul is at pains to point out, marriage is not a sin.
In matrimony, the spouses are united by the very same bond that unites Christ to the Church.
Like the shining lamp on the holy lampstand, so is a beautiful face on a stately figure.
www.bridegroompress.com /sc/marry.htm   (11523 words)

 Holy Matrimony - Torah.org
To assure that people would understand how special the bond of marriage is, they used the term Kiddushin, invoking an expression of holiness.
Just as a holy item carries with it a special status, worthy of great care and veneration, so too is a bride special.
A bride is so special, and the Sages were so concerned with the respect of a bride, that a groom must declare that he is marrying his wife according to the tradition of Moshe and Israel.
www.torah.org /learning/lifecycles/marriage/vol1no2.html   (602 words)

 Matrimony groom - Aryabhatt Matrimony : Jewish Wedding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Bengali marriage, Bengali wedding, Bengali and Indian matrimony, In this case, it stands for the bathing rituals that the bride and groom must
Marriage is one of the seven Sacraments of the The Bride and Groom go to the Iconostasis (holy screen covered with
Bengali matrimonial service with search facilities for brides and groom.
matrimony.surferfind.com /?q=matrimony-groom   (200 words)

Decree on the Holy Eucharist Council of Trent
Holy Communion and the Christian Assembly 1997 statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
On the Sacrament of Matrimony Council of Trent
www.shc.edu /theolibrary/sac.htm   (1672 words)

 Holy Matrimony
Nowhere was He further estranged from that generation than was He in His stand upon the holiness of matrimony.
The reading of this little book will shock you for you shall discover that the church in general is today under an even greater blindness than was Israel.
Nothing upon Earth typifies Christ and His church as does "Holy Matrimony" and nothing is under greater attack.
www.holymatrimony.org   (234 words)

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