Cross of Christ Custom for Marriage


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How cool is this tradition? I wonder if we did this in America, what would happen? I think I know!!!

Cross of Christ Custom for Marriage

Something to consider.


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[quote=Tedster]How cool is this tradition? I wonder if we did this in America, what would happen? I think I know!!!

Cross of Christ Custom for Marriage

Something to consider.
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What a lovely tradition!


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[quote=Tedster]How cool is this tradition? I wonder if we did this in America, what would happen? I think I know!!!

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So what your saying is that people married here in the States in the Church do not realize that there are 3 people (God, husband & wife) in their marriage?:confused:
Perhaps then the Church here in the USA needs to revamp their Wedding Mass/ Pre-Cana (sp?) teaching as I thought it was pretty evident in all Catholic weddings that I have gone too.
Let me also mention that it is a nice tradition…but then I thought the Wedding Mass that was celebrated here in the States was also a nice tradition :slight_smile:


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[quote=Karin]So what your saying is that people married here in the States in the Church do not realize that there are 3 people (God, husband & wife) in their marriage?:confused:
If you read my post, no where did I say that. I said that if we did this (incorporated this tradition) or at least some form of it, I wonder what that would do to our divorce rates… that’s ALL.

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[quote=Tedster]If you read my post, no where did I say that. I said that if we did this (incorporated this tradition) or at least some form of it, I wonder what that would do to our divorce rates… that’s ALL.

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**That is what I thought you meant…but I have learned that sometimes asking for clarification on comments/posts people make is needed.:slight_smile: **


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That is one of the most beautiful traditions that I have ever heard of. It encourages exactly the kind of relationship that my girlfriend and I hope to have when we marry. It reminds me a great deal of Fulton Sheen’s book Three to Get Married.

God bless,

Agricola


#9

I read this story years and years ago in a book. I have to tell you, as a deacon, I have shared this custom in my wedding homilies. In fact, as part of the marriage prep I do with the couples, we incorporate this notion to the engaged couple. For some couples, it sinks in but for many I wonder if it even is literally heard. All I can do as a minister is plant seeds and hope some will land on fertile soil.

If you notice, we call our prep “marriage” prep not "wedding day"prep. And yes, I agree many couples think that the church only requires you to be prepared for the wedding liturgy. Sad but true.


#10

My church happens to be a Slovak Catholic church and we did this at our convalidation ceremony. A couple differences, the priest provided the cross so we didn’t have to bring one. We both kissed the cross but at the end of the convalidation ceremony we kissed each other too. So it wasn’t kissing the cross instead of each other at our ceremony, we kissed the cross and each other (at seperate parts of the ceremony.)

I loved it, I thought it was beautiful.


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