(Closed) Anglican Ceremony Help

posted 6 years ago in Christian
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You should definitely have the whole ceremony printed in the program, it’s SO much easier. It’s usually done that way since the Book of Alternative Services has different prayer options and little notes all over the place within the text of the marriage service, so it’s hard for guests to follow if they’re not familiar with it. Sorry we haven’t done our programs yet or I’d share!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My Anglican church gave me the exact wording for the programs and I was required to use it. There weren’t responses typed up. It was more like a list of  “processional, exchanging of the rings…” etc.

Post # 7
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am planning a ceremony in an Anglican Cathedral in ON, wondering if printing the whole thing out might not be the wisest?  Surely the church can give it to us?  Also does anyone know the ramifications to our childrend (vs a roman catholic ceremony)I keep getting warned and I dont know what the risk is…

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BlushingBee:  hmm, you are Catholic, I presume? Are you marrying an Anglican? The only thing I can think of is that the Catholic church may question the validity of marriages in other churches and I think they can technically pull your communicant status. And maybe not allow you to baptize your children Catholic? I don’t know if this actually happens though.

But do you actually care about any of this? Presumably if this stuff were really important to you you would be planning a Catholic wedding… I would talk to your Anglican priest about any questions you have!

And yes, most churches will do the program for you. I am just doing my own because I am very picky about design and typefaces 😉

 

Post # 9
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Floating Elephy:  I’m an Anglican and planning my wedding, though still early stages yet.  Having been to several Anglican and Catholic weddings (the two are very similar, imho), most all have the whole service printed up.  It is especially helpful if you intend or are required to include Communion in your service.  Many also include the text of readings or special hymns, songs, or psalms.

@BlushingBee, Not positive as much has changed during Benedict’s papacy, but if one spouse IS Catholic (i.e. has met all of the sacramental requirements) the couple can have the ceremony blessed by Catholic clergy and the non-Catholic spouse must agree to raise children in the Church.  There is quite a bit of paperwork involved and, at one time, a good bit of “are you sure you wouldn’t like to convert”, but that is basically how it works.  If the wedding is not blessed by Catholic clergy, either at the ceremony or later, it is an invalid marriage in the eyes of the church, but I believe the children are still viewed as presumptive Catholics and allowed to receive all sacraments and rights.  If this is important to you, you can consider having both an Anglican and a Catholic priest officiate.  Oh!  Also remember, to the Anglican Church,  any sacraments the Catholic spouse has received and any Communion they have received are valid–but the reverse is not true re:Catholic Church to the non-Catholic spouse.  I believe only Anglican Baptism (maybe Confirmation) is valid in the eyes of the Catholic Church.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am also Anglican.   Getting married an Anglican Church in Mississauga.   I have found over the years a great difference from one Anglican Church to another.   Some are seriously strict and others a little more current.   Ours gave us a couple of examples of previous people’s programs.   It is pretty helpful.  Also, they told me that they had to approve it before it was printed.  We did however, have the option to not have communiion, which I chose.  I know I’m a clustz and when they offered communion I just pictured red wine all over my dress.

 

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