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This rich collection of writings on the nature of love and commitment has long delighted brides and grooms of every denomination Culled from both sacred and secular texts, and suitable for either traditional or informal wedding ceremonies, these selections might be included in Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, interfaith, and non denominational exchanges of vows Among the passages appropriate for readings by parents, friends, or the bride and groom are selections from Plato and Sappho, Rilke and Auden, Ecclesiastes and Euripedes, Shakespeare and Donne, pascal and Montaigne, Emily Dickinson and Anne Morrow Lindbergh There are love songs from the Aztecs and Eskimos, Hindu and African wedding prayers, a Buddhist marriage homily, a Shaker hymn, and Irish blessing, excerpts from Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox marriage services, and passages from the Old and New Testaments, some familiar, some surprising With myriad choices, Wedding Readings will help you add a special, personal touch to your marriage ceremony....

Title : Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and Marriage
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ISBN : 0140088792
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Penguin Books Reprint edition March 1, 1996
Number of Pages : 288 pages
File Size : 767 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and Marriage Reviews

  • Elaine G.
    2018-11-29 22:43

    I'm a minister. I quoted some of this content at my first wedding ceremony. Lovely collection.

  • Carrie A. Rheingans
    2018-12-07 19:29

    The book itself is just fine, content-wise, if a little out of date. I'm a wedding officiant, and couples always ask me for ideas for readings or other content, so this adds nicely to my repertoire.

  • Mercury76
    2018-12-08 01:43

    The readings are a bit...dusty. Some are wild. Some are excessive. I didn't actually use anything from this book in our wedding.

  • JSB
    2018-11-26 01:45

    I've lost track of the number of weddings that I've conducted or assisted using this book. My wife and I originally used it to find readings for our own wedding 16 years ago. Since then, I've given it to many about-to-be-wedded couples, and they inevitably love it. An uncommonly thoughtful and wide selection of great quotes & readings.

  • JSB
    2018-12-14 00:39

    My wife and I used this book when planning our own wedding, and we've since given it to many others. A wonderful source for great quotes and readings.

  • Karen F
    2018-12-04 18:35

    It's a nice book for a great price. I'm looking forward to reading it. It arrived on time, and the packaging seemed good.

  • Sarah Gillian
    2018-12-07 19:26

    Very helpful for me

  • christine
    2018-11-22 17:30

    For those looking to personalize their wedding ceremony, this is the book for you. While my husband and I wanted some traditional elements, we were aching to find some fresh new readings and verses to incorporate into our ceremony. We were not binded by the regulations of a church service (although I believe we could have still used many of our passages), so we felt free to choose scriptures, poems and readings from all over the globe. All in all, I felt we prepared a refreshing, beautiful and sentimental ceremony. Best of all, it was actually FUN planning this part of our wedding- it helped us reconnect amongst the circus of flowers, photographs, invitations, etc. My sister is getting married next fall, and so I bought her this book for Christmas. She agreed that it was one of the best compilations she has seen out on the market.