(Closed) Need help finding a reading from The Bible!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

If you look at this website, you can find a list of all the different wedding readings that Catholics are allowed to choose from.  Some of them are not terribly religious.  In particular, I recommend Genesis 2:18-24 (the story of Eve being made out of Adam’s rib), Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 (talking about the value of a good wife), Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a (a beautiful poem about the strength of love), Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16 (another one about the value of a good wife), and Matthew 19:3-6 (about why divorce isn’t good).

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We are having Tobit, Colossians 3:12-17 and the gospel is Mark.

The second part of the Colossians reading might be a little bit too religious, but the first part is very nice.  Similar to Corrinthians, but a little different.

 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

how are these?

Hosea 2:19

19And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7

 6Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

 7Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.


Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

 9 Two are better than one,    because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down,    one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls    and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.    But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered,    two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

even better from the NLT

 9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Out of curiosity, did you talk to your minister?  We are having an anglican wedding (which is close to Lutheran) and we had to choose from a set list.  It’s actually the same list that the FI’s Catholic priest gave us.

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