1.the marriage ceremony:证婚仪式
introduction: "please be seated"简短介绍："请嘉宾入坐"。
dearly beloved: we are met together in the sight of god and in the presence of these witnesses to join together
(groom) （新郎）xx（先生） and 和
in the bonds of holy matrimony according to the of god, and the custom of the christian church.
let's start with a word of prayer: (service and friends)
marriage is an honorable and holy estate instituted by god in the graden of eden, sanctioned and honored by christ's presence at the marriage in cana of galilee, and likened by st. paul to the mystical union which exists between christ and his church. it was ordained of god as the foundation and bond of family life, for the help and comfort of the husband and wife. it is a , not a contract.
marriage is therefore not to be entered upon by any thoughtlessly, but , reverently, and in the fear of god.
into this holy estate these two persons come now to be joined.
i charge you both, before god the searcher of all hearts, that having considered the holy you are about to make, you do now declare before this company your pledge of faith and love towards each other. be well that if these vows are kept as god's word demands, and you endeavor to do the will of your father, god will bless your marriage, will grant you fulfillment in it, and will establish your home in peace
1 cor. 13:4-7 love is patient, love is kind. it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
hebrews 13:4 4marriage should be honored by all ecclesiastes 4:9 two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
【来13:4】 婚姻，人人都当尊重... ...
proverbs 18:22 he who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the lord
song of sol.: 8:6-8 "place me like a seal over your heart, for love is as strong as death...it burns like blazing fire, like a flame. many waters cannot love; rivers cannot wash it away. if one were to give all the wealth that he had for love, it would be utterly scorned."
st. paul said "wives be subject to your own husbands, as to the lord. for the husband is the head of the wife, as christ also is the head of the church, he himself being the savior of the body. but as the church is subject to christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. husbands love your wives, just as christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her."
encouragment - （劝勉）
pastor: who gives this woman to be married to this man?
the father or takes his place shall answer, "i do" or "her mother and i do."
pastor: to the groom（对新郎说）
(groom name )will you have this woman to be your wife, to live together in the holy estate of marriage?
ma zhong: i will
will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep yourself only unto her so long as you both shall live?
ma zhong : "i will"
to the bride（对新娘说）
(bride name)will you have this man to be your husband, to live together in the holy estate of marriage? will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, and, forsaking all others keep yourself only unto him as long as you both shall live?
the woman shall answer: "i will"
please join your right hands and say after me:请你们牵握住对方的右手跟我宣告：
i (groom name)take you (bride name) to be my , wife; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to till death us do part; according to god's holy ; and i pledge thee my faith. (love)
i (bride name)take you (groom name)to be my , husband; to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer in sickness and in health, to love and to till death us do part; according to god's holy ; and i pledge thee my faith. (love)
- [´ɔ:dinəns] n.法令；条令；条例 四级词汇
- [´kʌvənənt] n.盟约，契约 v.订盟约 四级词汇
- [ə´ʃuəd] a.确实的 n.被保险人 六级词汇
- [´wedid] a.(已)结婚的；献身的 四级词汇
- [´lɔ:fəl] a.合法的，守法的 四级词汇
- [ðeə´tu:] ad.到那里；另外 六级词汇