A Tale of Two Weddings: How Far Should We Stretch the Liturgy?

Posted on September 16, 2019
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Ah, Spain. A beautiful country where, every now and then, non-Catholics who are Christians get married. Or a Roman Catholic gets married to a non-Catholic, which often means no Catholic wedding. And sometimes these folks come to us Anglicans. Just how much can the Anglican liturgy be modified? In this article, I want to share…

On Publishing the Banns of Marriage

Posted on March 23, 2017
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This coming Sunday and in today’s email, the church plant I serve will have a “first” of sorts – the first time the Banns of Marriage will be published. The Banns of Marriage are an ancient custom and have been canonically binding in the West since the 13th Century. Bann in the Middle English simply…

Will You Marry Me?

Posted on June 19, 2014
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by Greg Goebel  I’ve been asked the question, “Will you marry me?” many times. And I’ve married a few people. I mean I’ve officiated at wedding, I’ve actually only been married once (for life). But in reality its not always framed as a question. Sometimes its “Guess what! You’re going to marry us!” The minister is often…

The Wedding, Anglican Style

Posted on February 18, 2013
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At an Anglican wedding, almost everyone can leave happy. Here are a few areas in which our weddings differ (or should) from your typical American wedding. Other areas are included because of contemporary relevance. I offer this in the hope of explaining what we do, but also in persuading people to see that the reasons…