After the readings, it was time to get down to the business of actually getting married. None of this was personalized at all, but I love how traditional and simple our promises to each other were. I’ve put in most of the ceremony text here, in case it can help another bride—and just so you can get a better idea of all that went on during this part of the mass.
Father Philip: My dear friends, you have come together in this church tonight, so that the lord may seal and strengthen your love in the pretense of the church’s minister in this community.
Jesus abundantly blesses your love. He has already consecrated you in baptism, and now He enriches and strengthens you by a special sacrament so that you may assume the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity.
STATEMENT OF INTENTIONS
Now in the presence of this church, I ask you to state your intentions:
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I love how Sphinx looked at me at this part to make sure we were both supposed to respond together. Yes, dear.