(Closed) What are you selecting for your readings?

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Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


First Reading (Genesis 2:18-24)

Second Reading (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Gospel Reading (Matthew 22:35-40)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

this sounds awful, but i don’t remember exactly what our first reading was. we had narrowed it down to 2 and i can’t remember which one we picked. i circled it in our together for life book, which is at my parents’ house, so i can’t even go check. BUT i looked up the book online and it was either proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 or sirach 26:1-4, 13-16.

our second reading was hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b. it’s the one that says, “Let your life be free from love of money, but be content with what you have” and i love that.

and our gospel reading was john 15:9-12

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

First reading: Genesis 2:18-24 (“And God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.”)

Second reading: 1st Corinthians 12:31-13:8a. (“Love is patient”). I know it’s overdone but I have always wanted it.

Gospel: John 2:1-11 (The Wedding in Cana)

Post # 6
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First Reading:  Song of Solomon 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a (Stern as death is love)

Second Reading:  1 John 4:7-12 (God is love)

Gospel:  John 15:12-16 (This is my commandment: love one another)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Following post!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, which I picked because it’s about friendship and caring for one another as a team.  I wanted to showcase that, and didn’t want the cliche of the Corinthians verses. 



Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
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.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (NIV)

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

noticed you put this in catholic — 

be warned that your fist stop is the priest who’s marrying you. There’s typcially a wedding “book” with the readings that your priest will allow in that church parish.  I felt SURE I could wiggle on that being the priest was beloved cousin of now husband – I was wrong. Start there and read each (I suggest as a couple because you’d be surprised what convos come out of THAT piece of planning) and deciding what best represents you and what you want said about you guys as a couple. 

I totally had Cor 1.. also, if you’re having a soloist you might not need a psalm – they may sing it (but do better than I did on that one and find out if the soloist’s choice matches yours — I soooooooooo wasn’t prepared for the soloist to inform me she’d sing her favorite and me having to explain the priest had to agree for me to have it sung!) 

That was a last minute meltdown on my part because I assumed control where I really had a couple choices and in that part of the planning I didn’t enjoy the lack of control one bit! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our OT reading was from Tobit. I can’t remember the exact numbers, but its the one that is used for weddings. Its about a husband and wife on their wedding night praying about being partners in life, and asking that they live to an old age together. 

Our NT reading was that John one, about love. (see above). 

and our Gospel was the wedding at Cana

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

First reading: A reading from the book of Tobit (8:4b-48)

second reading: A reading from the first Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews (13:1-4a, 5-6b)

gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John (15:9-12)

sorry for the big long reading from I just copied and pasted from what was sent to us from the person who runs the whole thing. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@delovely13:  I am doing the Tobit reading too! According to the guy who runs the wedding stuff at my church it’s uncommon to pick. 

Post # 13
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@FoxyBride14:  I thought about using Tobit too but Fiance likes the SOS one.

I think we might switch to Philippians 4:4-9 for NT reading and John 15:9-12 for Gospel reading.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@NYMeetsPA:  I wanted the SOS ones but my fiancé refused. He said people would laugh at it but I wanted that one so bad. 

Post # 15
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@FoxyBride14:  When I read the options on foryourmarriage.org, the SOS one was the only one Fiance liked.  However, I like the explaination of the Tobit passage.  

Like my last post, I’m thinking of switching the NT one because the Philippians passage spoke directly to us, maybe more than the 1 John one.  And don’t get me wrong, the “love is patient” passage is lovely but want something that reflects us as a couple.  Smile

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church


For the Old Testament reading we have chosen Ruth 1:16-17 (Naomi and  Ruth)

For the Responsorial Psalm we chose 128

For the New Testament we chose 1 John 4:7-12 (God’s Love and Ours)

For the Gospel we chose Matthew 19:3-6 (the two shall become one)

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