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Lesson 1

Read the pieces of text above and discuss:


  • Why do you think the couple exchange rings?
  • What do you think is meant by love and fidelity?
  • Why is the Our Father a good prayer to say at this point in the marriage service?
  • How do you think the married couple might be an example of Christian life?


Task: Make a booklet of the marriage liturgy, explaining what is happening and why, include a choice of appropriate hymns, of appropriate scripture readings and hymns and give reasons for your choices.