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Possible readings for the wedding

September 12th, 2007 at 05:26 am

I've been thinking about possible readings for our wedding. I DON'T want the standard Corinthians one, what with the clanging gong and love being patient, kind, blah blah blah. Here are some interesting ones that I found...I think I'll ask Fr. David if these are ok. Still need to pick between the two Psalms.
First Reading
Tobit 8:4-8
When the girl's parents left the bedroom and closed the door behind them, Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife, "My love, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance."
She got up, and they started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs. He began with these words: "Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever.
You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended. You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.'
Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age."
They said together, "Amen, amen."

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 63:5-9
I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands, calling on your name.

My soul shall savor the rich banquet of praise, with joyous lips my mouth shall honor you!

When I think of you upon my bed, through the night watches I will recall that you indeed are my help, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.

My soul clings fast to you; your right hand upholds me.

Psalm 128, 1-4, then Psalm 127 3-5
Happy are all who fear the Lord, who walk in the ways of God.

What your hands provide you will enjoy; you will be happy and prosper.

Like a fruitful vine your wife within your home, like olive plants your children around your table.

Just so will they be blessed who fear the Lord.
Second Reading
Ephesians 5:21-28
Wives and Husbands. Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. So also husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Gospel Acclamation
1 John 4:7, 11
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.

Mark 10, 6-9
Jesus said "But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate."

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