(Closed) Episcopalian/Anglican/Catholic- did you include guest responses in your program?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

We included the reader-response portions for our Catholic wedding with a wide cross-section of non-Catholic guests.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s easier for people to folllow if you have the entire service printed with the responses highlighted.  That will save people from having to search through the BCP.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BooRadley:  Yes, please include it! I like being able to follow along with other people’s religious ceremonies. I went to a Christian church as a kid but would not be able to think of the right response to those parts of your ceremony unless prompted.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

An experience I had this weekend made me think of your question.  I attended a funeral this weekend that included many non-Episcopalian attendees and the service sheet directed us to the BCP for the responses.  I noticed that people either fumbled a while before finding the right page or simply didn’t participate in the service responses. 

My church prints all readings, responses, prayers (except for the Lord’s Prayer), even the Creed in the service sheet.  Even though I know the liturgy well, I found that it it’s easier to stay present in the service when all of the readings and responses are immediately at hand.  I will definitely put all of this information of our service sheet.

 

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