Post # 1
Hi Bees. I could really use your help in writing my ceremony. For background – I am a non-practicing Jew who is marrying a non-practicing Catholic. We have asked my future father – in – law to perform our ceremony.
My fiancé and I would prefer to have a non-denominational secular wedding….but our officiant (FFIL) is insisting that scripture be read…this is where I need help. Our compromise is that the scripture will be from the Old Testament. Does anybody have any suggestions of short readings that we can incorporate into our wedding.
Post # 3
Though Ruth actually says the following to her Mother-In-Law after the death of her husband, I think this is appropriate for a wedding and have heard it used before.
Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.” (Ruth 1:16-17)
Post # 4
Thanks – that is a great option.
Post # 5
How exciting to write your own ceremony! I wrote ours as well. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic. We tried to combine traditions more than religions into our ceremony. Our reading was actually a letter written by his sister who could not attend our wedding. We had the letter read in English and Polish my husbands native language. If you need additional help with your ceremony I would be happy to help. Just PM me.
You might get more responses on the interfaith pages to your specific question. I have found it is more active than the Jewish board. Even though I check in here to see if I can help anyone from time to time.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
I highly recommend Anita Diamant’s New Jewish Wedding book. It’ll have lots of great ideas for you. Good luck!