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Spiritual Journeys for a Romantic Marriage in Israel.

Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.


Romantic Weddings in The Holy Land, France or Italy.

A wedding ceremony celebrates God's miraculous joining of husband, wife and God. As the Bible teaches us, it is not the husband or the wife "tying the knot", but rather God; it's God's knot! A Christian wedding in Israel can be arranged which is a romantic blessing.

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." Genesis 2:24

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12

Ranan can arrange a wedding blessing for couples in Israel.

romantic destination israel weddings. Christians believe that marriage is a gift from God, one that should not be taken for granted. It is the right atmosphere to engage in sexual relations and to build a family life. Getting married in a church, in front of God, is very important. A marriage is a public declaration of love and commitment. This declaration is made in front of friends and family in a church ceremony.The history of marriage Marriage vows, in the form "To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part", have been recited at UK church weddings since 1552. But before the wedding service was written into the Book of Common Prayer, marriages were much more informal: couples could simply promise themselves to one another at any time or place and the spoken word was as good as the written contract. I

We can arrange romantic Christian blessings in Israel, Italy or France. Renew your vows before God and your loved ones. A wedding ceremony can be for the couple only or be tailored to be child friendly.

For example.

A Church of England wedding ceremony The ceremony itself has a fairly uniform order: Beginning the service: the priest welcomes the congregation and then reads out what Christians believe in marriage. Declarations: the couple make their promises in front of God that they will love, comfort, honour and protect their partner as long as they both shall live.

Vows: The couple then make their vows to one another. to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part Traditional Church of England wedding vows Rings: The couple exchange rings and say: With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Traditional words for the exchange of rings Proclamation: the priest tells the couple that they are now husband and wife.

Prayers: prayers are said for the couple. They may include a prayer for the gift of children, but this is optional. Readings and sermon: there will be some readings from the Bible and the minister gives a sermon. Signing of the register: the bride and groom, along with two witnesses, sign the register, which is a legal requirement. They receive a legally binding marriage certificate.

The Catholic Church teaches that marriage is God's doing: "God himself is the author of marriage", which is his way of showing love for those he created. Because a marriage is a divine institution it can never be broken, even if the partners are legally divorced: as long as they are both alive, the Church considers them bound together by God.

Preparing for marriage Before a marriage takes place, a couple must spend time with the priest to talk about the sanctity of marriage and their role within the church in preparation for their life together. Questions concerning family and children, money issues, lifestyle choices and religion will be asked. These marriage preparations are known as pre-Cana. It is an educational and maturing process for married life.

Pre-Cana can take place over six months or an intensive weekend course and is mandatory for Catholics wishing to get married. Whilst a couple is engaged but not yet married, they are expected to refrain from sexual activity: "They should reserve for marriage the expressions of affection that belong to married love". This is because the Church teaches that sex is part of the procreation process and should only happen within the right framework, which is marriage. A Catholic wedding ceremony There are two types of Catholic marriage ceremony. One is with Mass and celebrates the Eucharist, which lasts for about an hour. The other is without Mass and only takes about 20 minutes.

The ceremony including Mass is as follows: Entrance rite: there is a procession, which may include a hymn. The priest greets the congregation then the Penitential rite and opening prayers are said. Liturgy of the Word: Bible readings, one from the Old Testament, a responsorial psalm, a New Testament reading, a Gospel acclamation, a Gospel reading and a homily (a practical sermon, not a theological one) The rite of marriage: questions are asked about the couples' faithfulness to one another and their willingness to bring up children. Then the vows are made and the rings are exchanged. Liturgy of the Eucharist: gifts are presented and the altar is prepared.

Then the Eucharist prayer is said. Then the following are sung: Sanctus Sanctus, Memorial acclamation and Great Amen. Communion rite: The Lord's Prayer is said which is followed by a nuptial blessing. Then follows the Sign of Peace, Agnus Dei and Communion Hymn (sung). Concluding rite: The final blessing is made, there is a dismissal and the couple kiss. There is a recessional hymn which accompanies everyone out of the church. In a wedding without Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is missed out.

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