Wedding Rites: by Michael P. Foley
Author: Michael P. Foley
|Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services|
Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is with this unique book in hand.
Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that theyre practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foleys Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, its easy to reference and easy to use!
This book is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, ministers, and all who love the beauty of tradition.
Wedding Rites offers:
* concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception
* guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program
* practical advice for interfaith weddings
* forgotten wedding customs carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others
* and much more!
Features: Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.51" H x 8.91" L x 7.04" W (0.91 lbs) 194 pages
Carton Quantity: 30
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
US SRP: 20.00 US
Pub Date: April 2008
Table of Contents
A Note on Terms and Texts Preface Introduction: Having a Traditional Wedding
# Sealing the Engagement: Betrothals and Banns
Betrothal, or Handfasting A Shakespearean Betrothal A French Solemn Betrothal Rite The Byzantine Betrothal An Olde German Betrothal A Jewish Tenaim The Reading of the Banns Roman Catholic Lutheran Anglican/Episcopalian Advice
# Feasts for the Ear, Feasts for the Eye: Music and Flowers Music Marches Service Music Other Music Wedding Score Samples Flowers Advice
# Holy Writ: Allocutions and Readings Allocutions Eighteenth-Century America Elizabethan England Luthers Germany Calvins Geneva Nineteenth-Century France Bible Readings The Epistle The Gospel Advice
# Vows A Selection of French Medieval Vows Barbeau Rouen Meaux Paris Cambrai Avignon Paris (2) A Selection of Vows from the Renaissance and Beyond Roman Catholic (Tridentine) Anglican Episcopalian Lutheran Calvinist Presbyterian Quaker The Declaration of Marriage The Jewish Marriage Contract, or Ketubah Advice
# Ceremonies Sacred Coverings The Chuppah The Carecloth The Crowning The Uncrowning The Loving Cup Jewish Byzantine Western Christian Circling The Ring Blessing the Ring Giving the Ring Tying the Knot The Arrhae, or Coins The Blessing of Coins The Endowment of Coins A Good Book Presentation of Flowers to the Mother of God The Kiss The Unity Candle? Advice
# Blessings A Fathers Blessing Jewish Christian Solemn Nuptial Blessings Roman Catholic (Tridentine) Byzantine Jewish Lutheran Anglican/Episcopalian Calvinist Biblical Blessings Aaronic Tobian Concluding Blessings Germany, 1502 Germany, 1521 England, 800s England, 1100s France, 1500s Spain, 800s Germany, 1502 (2) Tridentine Byzantine Anglican/Episcopalian Consummation Blessings Eastern France, 1513 Ireland/Spain, 800s France, 700s Advice
# Postnuptials Before the Reception: Yichud At the Reception The Loving Cup The Blessing of the Bread The Toast Jewish Grace after the Meal Wedding Brooms After the Reception: Consummation Rites The Day After: Introducing the Newlyweds The Sunday After: Brides Sunday and Kirkin Eight Days After: The Dismissal of the Crowns Advice
# Putting It All Together Time and Place The Three Classics Jewish Roman Catholic (Tridentine) 1790 Book of Common Prayer Interdenominational and Interfaith Weddings Protestants of Different Denominations Protestant/Catholic Jewish/Gentile Wedding Programs Synoptic Programs Comprehensive Programs Advice
# Appendixes Wedding Album Recordings The Language of Flowers and Color Scripture Readings for the New Catholic Rite of Marriage A Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted Permissions Index
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