(Closed) Can we still get married in a church?

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think almost all do.  You would have to check with the individual churches bylaws to inquire about membership requirements etc. 

Your statement about the sacrement has me confused?  Do you mean you want a Catholic ceremony?  Marriage is a sacrement in all Christian religious contexts I thought.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not all priests will say no if you want a Catholic ceremony.  Talk to the churches you are interested in and see what their policies are.  I know a lot of denominations will be fine with it, like United Methodist.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Oh yes. Most all churches will. Heck, my husband and I still got married in our famlys church with our son born out of wedlock. Our pastor was very awesome about the whole situation and made our son a huge part of our ceremony.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with the PPs – I’m pretty sure most churches will have no problem marrying you both within the church, despite your FI’s divorce.  Just ask the places you’re interested.  I bet way more will have no issue or concern than would say no.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Having a child does not exclude him from an annulment. They have nothing to do with anything “after” the wedding takes place, it looks at whether or not, at the time of the marriage (i.e. wedding date/vows/etc) it was valid. So, if there was an impediment at the time of the sacrament, an annulment is possible. He should def. talk to a priest and at least try and get one.

Any other christian denomination (that I know of, there may be one here or there that doesn’t) will allow marriage after divorce. In a christian church it’s seen as a marital covenant before God, but not a “Sacrament” (which is also a marital covenant before God) like the catholics see it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would talk to the priest marrying you, or the church your intersted in.  Some are very liberal but others would have a harder time doing it. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@KLP2010: Actually marriage is considered to be a “sacrament” in most, if not all Christian faiths. Catholic and Protestant, alike.  You are right in saying that in Protestant faiths it is not a Catholic “Sacrament” (i.e. the seven sacrements), obviously because we aren’t Catholic.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@SoontobeMrsA: No not at all.  Catholics have 7 specified sacraments: Baptism, Holy Eucharist (Communion), Confirmation, Penance (Confession) Marriage, Annointing of the Sick (Last Rites), and Holy Orders (Priesthood).  As you may be able to tell from this list, not all of those carry over.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@SoontobeMrsA: I’m confused on how an annulment would hurt his son? 

@heather25: sorry, that’s what I was trying to get at… both see them the same yet differently… if that makes any sense… lol.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@SoontobeMrsA: No last rites and no holy orders in most Protestant churches.  give or take on the rest of them depending on denomination.  LDS has different ones I think.

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