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Christian Ceremony Script With Reading From Corinthians

This Christian wedding ceremony script includes a bible reading from Corinthians. This script was written by American Marriage Ministries to serve as a starting point for couples that want to have a Christian wedding ceremony. It includes a reading from Corinthians for a more traditional wedding ceremony. We encourage you to use this script as is or build on this script for a more personalized ceremony for the couple.

PROCESSIONAL

  • Guests are seated followed by the entrance of the Bridal Party.

INVOCATION

officiant to the reception

"Friends, we have been invited here today to share with [PARTNER A] and [PARTNER B] a very important moment in their lives. In the time they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife."

READING FROM CORINTHIANS

OFFiciant to the reception

"And now for a reading from Corinthians 1.13:

Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's faults, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope. It is always ready to endure whatever comes. True love does not come to an end."

DECLARATION OF INTENT

officiant to partner a

"[PARTNER A], do you take [PARTNER B] for your lawful wedded wife, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto her for as long as you both shall live?"

  • partner a responds with 'i do'.

officiant to partner b
"[PARTNER B], do you take [PARTNER A] for your lawful wedded husband, to live in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love, honour, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as you both shall live?"

  • partner B responds with 'i do'.

VOWS EXCHANGE

officiant to the couple

"Please face each other."

officiant to partner a
"Please repeat after me:

I [PARTNER A] take [PARTNER B] to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part."

officiant to partner B

"Please repeat after me:

I [PARTNER B] take [PARTNER A] to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, honour, and cherish, 'til death do us part."

RINGS EXCHANGE

officiant to the couple

"The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul."

officiant to partner A
"Please present [PARTNER B]'s ring."

  • partner A presents the ring.

"May this ring be blessed so he who gives it and she who wears it may abide in peace, and continue in love until life's end."

  • partner A places the ring on partner B's finger.

officiant to partner B
"Please present [PARTNER A]'s ring."

  • partner B presents the ring.

"May this ring be blessed so she who gives it and he who wears it may abide in peace, and continue in love until life's end."

  • partner B places the ring on partner A's finger.

PRONOUNCEMENT

officiant to the couple

"The true art of married life is in this inner spiritual journey. It is a mutual enrichment, a give and take between two personalities, a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both.

Inasmuch as you, [PARTNER A], and you [PARTNER B], have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of God, your family, and friends."

officiant to the reception
"By the authority vested in me by the State of [WEDDING STATE] I now pronounce you both husband and wife. You may kiss your Bride!"

RECESSIONAL

End of the Wedding Ceremony.



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