Die anglikanische Trauliturgie – die Ehe als ein heiliger Bund vor Gott

Das königliche Paar hat sich gestern in London das Ja-Wort gegeben. Was beinhaltet eigenlich die anglikanische Trauliturgie? Hier einige Ausschnitte:

We have  come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony.  The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee.  It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.

The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.

Es werden wahlweise mehrere Abschnitte aus der Bibel gelesen:

Old Testament:

Genesis 1: 26-28  (Male and female he created them)
Genesis 2:4-9, 15-24  (A man cleaves to his wife and they become one flesh)
Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6-7  (Many waters cannot quench love)
Tobit 8:5b-8 (New English Bible) (That she and I may grow old together) (apokryphe Stelle, Anmerkung von mir)

New Testament Epistle:
I Corinthians 13:1-13  (Love is patient and kind)
Ephesians 3:14-19  (The Father from whom every family is named)
Ephesians 5:1-2, 221-33  (Walk in love, as Christ loved us)
Colossians 312-17  (Love which binds everything together in harmony)
I John 4;7-16  (Let us love one another for love is of God)

A Gospel:
Matthew 5,1-10  (the Beatitudes)
Matthew 5:13-16  (You are the light … Let your light so shine)
Matthew 7:21, 24-29  ( Like a wise man who built his house upon the rock)
Mark 10:6-9  (They are no longer two but one)
John 15:9-12  (Love one another as I have loved you)

Appropriate Psalms are 67, 127, and 128.

Hier geht es zur Liturgie.

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