Welcoming the Order of Celebrating Matrimony | Overview of Changes

Here is what to expect in the new edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony:

  • Expanded Introduction (Praenotanda) with new commentary on the theology of the sacrament and marriage preparation
  • Instructions regarding the Procession / Gathering
  • New Ritual Texts for an Introduction and Collects
  • Removal of the Penitential Rite and addition of the Gloria (to match the current Roman Missal)
  • Options for the Reception of Consent
  • New Assembly Acclamation/Response
  • Insertions for the Eucharistic Prayers (to match the current Roman Missal)
  • Musical notation for the Nuptial Blessing options
  • Inclusion of the Our Father within the "The Order of Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and a Catechumen or a Non-Christian"
  • Three new appendices:
  • Sample Prayer of the Faithful
  • Blessing an Engaged Couple (new translation)
  • Blessing a Married Couple within "Mass on the Anniversary of Marriage" (new translation)
    • Two cultural adaptations commonly used in Spanish-speaking communities:
    • The blessing and giving of arras (coins)
    • The blessing and imposition of either the lazo (a wedding cord or lasso) or the veil before the Nuptial Blessing