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The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony
We are delighted that you are interested in being married at All Saints’ Episcopal Church! An exciting part of our ministry as clergy is to prepare couples for this occasion and to celebrate and bless their marriage. The Book of Common Prayer states, “Christian Marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church it is required that one, at least, of the parties must be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of this Church” (BCP, p. 422).
In addition, All Saints’ asks that you observe some customs, traditions, and policies that serve as guidelines for all weddings performed here. Our hope is that this booklet will serve as an initial and helpful way for us to communicate that understanding, but do know that nothing is “set in stone” until all is given final approval by the priest who will be the Celebrant. After reading this booklet, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of us. We would be pleased to answer any questions that you may have.
It is most appropriate that your service be within the context of a celebration of The Holy Eucharist (in other words, with communion), but it is not necessary and will need to be discussed with one of us.
Remarriage is permitted in the Episcopal Church only after such a request has been made by the priest and approval granted by the Bishop.
The Celebration and Blessing of your marriage is a Sacramental Rite in the life of the Church, “in which a woman and man enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows” (BCP, p. 861). We trust that you have prayerfully considered entering into this holy union and we look forward to the possibility of sharing in the joy of such an occasion with you!
The Clergy of All Saints' Episcopal Church
The Rev. Michael K. Adams, Rector 476-3589, ext 104
The Rev. A. Phillips Nazro, Associate Rector 476-3589, ext 106
The Rev. Beth Magill, University Missioner 477-6839