(Closed) Gospel reading that is NOT Cana

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love the Cana reading, so that’s what we’re using, but here are some of the other options we have:

Matthew 7:21,24-29

John 17:20-26

Post # 4
350 posts
Helper bee
Post # 5
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used John 15:9-12.

9″As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Post # 6
950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We went “off book” & chose our own gospel from the non-“Marriage” ones suggested:

Luke 12:22-26, 32-34 called: Jesus Warns about Worry, and ends: “Do not be afraid, little flock, for ou Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.  Sell your possessions and give to the poor.  Provide moneybags for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no theif comes near and no moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, ther you heart will be also.” 

We took it to be the Biblical version of “they lived happily ever after (because they trusted in God).”

Post # 7
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used Mark 10:6-9

From the beginning of creation,
God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

How about these from the Bible:

perfect love casteth out fear.


Love is strong as death…


How can one be warm alone?  Two hath a reward for their labor.  A three chord strand is not quickly broken.


RUth:  Entreat me not to leave thee, nor to return from following after thee… thy people shall be my people and thy God my God.




Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@chief:  These are all lovely readings, and perfectly appropriate for a wedding, but they’re not quite what the OP was asking for, i.e. Gospel readings.

Catholic liturgies (both weddings and regular Masses) follow a very specific pattern. You have an Old Testament reading, followed by a Psalm, followed by a New Testament reading from one of the non-Gospel books, and then finally a Gospel reading that has to be drawn from one of the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. These selections come from 1 John (so it would be a possibility for the NT reading), and Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Ruth (so, good options for the OT reading). The OP needs (or, it seems, needed) something different for their Gospel reading.

Interesting that the OP mentions that she always hears John 2 (wedding at Cana) at weddings. I almost never hear that one. I hear a lot of 1 Cor 13 as the NT reading, and usually Genesis or (more recently) Tobit as the OT reading. I wonder why Tobit has gotten so popular lately?

Post # 10
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I am using 2 scriptures …

Ephesians 5: 22-33 This scripture shows God’s view of husband and wife.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 This is the famous love scripture

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