Post # 1
hey bee! need your help.
so i know what Jewish elements I want to incorporate into the wedding (sheva brachot, breaking of the glass, chuppah), but I am lost on what Catholic elements to incorporate….thoughts please??
Post # 3
A lot of Catholic weddings have the statement of intent. Also, you can do the whole “peace be with you” thing (not sure what it is actually called) where the guests all either shake hands or kiss on the cheek.
Post # 4
I dont know what your catholic background is but you could do the flowers to mary or if you are catholic from latin america they do the lasso and arras :a double rosary that is placed around to signify the union in faith, and the coins so you will never be without money, also signifies the man can care for his wife.
Post # 5
After writing and planning numerous Jewish Catholic wedding ceremonies for Jewish Interfaith Wedding network, I’ve gained knowledge on different elements of a Jewish/Catholic ceremony along with adaptations to personalize the ceremony.
Catholic rituals include readings new and old testament, vows [Jewish ceremony has rings and vow together – “I Be consecrated to me with this ring…..”] In the Catholic ceremony – Vows ” Do you take this woman to be …..” are included.
Unity candle is another ritual included in Catholic ceremonies, although some priest will argue the origin of the ritual, candlelighting is usually included. Outdoor ceremonies use lanterns instead of hurricane lamps to keep the flame lit
The lasso, rings and coins are of Spanish origin, actually stemming from the Sephardic Jewish wedding customs of wrapping in a tallit and exchange of coins. They are used not only in Latin America, but in Fiipino and all cultures influenced by Spanish customs.
Lords Prayer, Passing of Peace, Prayer of the Faithful and Flowers to the Virgin are a few other additions. Spanish cultures also have wedding sponsors who assist in the coil, veil and ring ceremony.
I’m happy to answer any other questions you may have.
Yehudit Steinberg – Interfaith Specialist