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CHRISTIAN WEDDING CEREMONY #22

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BRIEF CHRISTIAN CEREMONY – simplified language (ESL)

PRESENTATION OF THE BRIDE
Who is it that brings this woman to this man? / Who gives this woman in marriage?  /  I do.

TO GUESTS
_(Groom)_ and _(Bride)_ , the moment to which you have looked forward has now come. We have come together in this place to witness the exchange of your vows as you commit yourselves to one another in marriage.

PRAYER
Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of life, for family and for friends, and for the love that exists between _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ . Amen

DECLARATION
_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_, if you know any reason why you may not be legally married, I ask you to declare it now.

VOWS
Please turn to face each other and join hands.

_(Groom)_ , please repeat after me your wedding vows to your bride.

_(Bride)_  , in the presence of God,
and before these witnesses,
I take you to be my wife.
I promise to share with you
in whatever happiness or sadness,
whether rich or poor,
in good times or in bad times
that may be a part of our lives
for as long as we both shall live.

_(Bride)_ , repeat after me your wedding vows to your groom.

_(Groom)_  , in the presence of God,
and before these witnesses,
I take you to be my husband.
I promise to share with you
in whatever happiness or sadness,
whether rich or poor,
in good times or in bad times
that may be a part of our lives
for as long as we both shall live.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

When you wear wedding rings, it tells the world you are united with each other in marriage. Since your rings have no beginning and no end, may they show that your love for each other also has no end.

May I have the rings please?

_(Groom)_ , do you give this ring to show that you will keep this promise and perform these vows?  /  I do.

_(Bride)_ , do you give this ring to show that you will keep this promise and perform these vows?  /  I do.

DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE
Having, in the presence of God, and these witnesses, promised your faith in and love to each other, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Province of Ontario as an ordained minister of the gospel, I pronounce you husband and wife. May God himself bless your union and may all persons take care to assist you in the keeping of your sacred vows.

You may kiss your bride.

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER 

ANNOUNCEMENT

It gets me great delight to introduce Mr. And Mrs. —————-

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