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Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services

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???Distinguishes itself from hundreds of other wedding planners by reintroducing forgotten Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant customs for couples seeking to infuse contemporary celebrations with ???rich symbolism and ceremonial splendor.??? ???

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Many couples, no matter what their style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Michael Foley offers Roman Catholic, Byzantine (Eastern Catholic and Orthodox), Protestant, and Jewish wedding traditions in this comprehensive collection. From nuptial music, to readings, to vows, ceremonies, and blessings, Wedding Rites contains a vast array of treasures. You???ll find, among other things, blessings for a young couple from sixth-century Rome and coin ceremonies from medieval France.

Above all, this is a practical guide for making a beautiful and meaningful ? yet affordable ? wedding. Easy to reference and easy to use, it includes concrete suggestions for each stage of planning and sound advice on honoring and combining traditions for couples from different religious backgrounds.

Wedding Rites is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, pastors, and all who love the beauty of tradition.

Synopsis:

Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is - with this unique book in hand.

Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that they're practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foley's Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, it's easy to reference and easy to use!

This book is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, ministers, and all who love the beauty of tradition.

Wedding Rites offers: concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program practical advice for interfaith weddings forgotten wedding customs - carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others and much more!

Table of Contents

Introduction : having a traditional wedding — Sealing the engagement : betrothals and banns — Feasts for the ear, feasts for the eye : music and flowers — Holy Writ : allocutions and readings — Vows — Ceremonies — Blessings — Postnuptials — Putting it all together.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802848673
Author:
Foley, Michael P.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
With:
Lessard, Angela
With:
Lessard, Alexander E.
Creator:
Michael P. Foley
Author:
Foley, Alexandra
Author:
Michael P. Foley
Author:
Lessard, Alexander E.
Author:
Lessard, Angela
Author:
Alexander E. Lessard
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Marriage customs and rites
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Weddings
Subject:
Spirituality-Rituals
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
194
Dimensions:
8.91x7.04x.51 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 194 pages Eerdmans Publishing Company - English 9780802848673 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is - with this unique book in hand.

Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that they're practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foley's Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, it's easy to reference and easy to use!

This book is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, ministers, and all who love the beauty of tradition.

Wedding Rites offers: concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program practical advice for interfaith weddings forgotten wedding customs - carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others and much more!

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