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Title: Christian / Jewish Marriage

Christian / Jewish Marriage
  • Rite of Passage

Christian marriage
  • What is it?
  • The Christian churches require the couple to be
    over the age of consent (18 years), but will
    allow marriage with written consent of both
    parents or with the approval of a judge or
    magistrate .

Christian Marriage
  • What is involved
  • Christian marriage is a public ceremony.
  • The two give witness to their love for each
  • Those involved are The bridesmaid and best man,
    who act as witnesses, families and friends, and a
    priest or minister/pastor.

Christian Marriage
  • Venue
  • Christian wedding ceremonies take place in a
  • Some are now hiring hotels and expensive halls.
    The important thing is that the two are blessed.

Christian Marriage
  • Importance of being married in church
  • Is seen as a way to physical and spiritual
    fulfillment and it mirrors the unity between
    Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • The couple gets recognised by God and the
    Christian community
  • The two get their parents blessings
  • It is believed to be a good start
  • It enhances a lasting marriage as per the vows

Christian Marriage
  • Importance cont.
  • Commitment of husband and wife reflects Gods
    covenant with His people.
  • Is a revelation of God and a channel of grace to
    each other and to those around them.
  • Helps couple to have blessed fruits e.g. children.

Christian Marriage
  • How they wed
  • Different denominations have various rituals but
    there Are some which are common to all e.g.
  • bridal procession, readings from the Bible,
    exchange of wedding vows and blessing and
    exchange of rings.

Christian Marriage
  • Symbols
  • 1. Marriage Vows these promises are central to a
    Christian marriage ceremony. They affirm the
    Christian belief that marriage is a life long
  • 2. Rings The rings symbolise the commitment that
    people will always be true to each other. Love
    has no end as the rings are round.

Christian Marriage
  • Symbols cont.
  • 3. Marriage certificate Symbolise the legal
    requirement of the marriage. Signed by the bride,
    the groom and the two witnesses.
  • 4. White clothes Is a symbol of purity
  • 5. Veil Is a symbol of modesty, beauty for the
    husband only and virginity.

  • Thank so much and be blessed
  • By Sam Mezuzah
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