What is / was your ceremony reading? (Religious or Non-Biblical)

I've asked my 12yo cousin to do a reading and I'm torn between Corinthians 13: 1 - 13 and Ephesians 5: 1-2, 21-33.  Both speak on love, respect and God.  I also like Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12.  It'll be tough to pick.


 


  Are other brides doing a reading? 

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 4:54 am
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Janell1983
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I like Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. I really like 1 Corinthians, but one of my friends had that as her wedding scripture. Also, Ephesians kind of talks about how a husband and wife should be in God's eyes, but in this scripture, I like Verse 33 best. IMO. There is also the book of  Song of Solomon to look at. We haven;t chose ours yet, but the verse on our website is Hosea 2:19 "And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy." 


Good luck!!

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:00 am
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We chose two non-religious readings: an excerpt from Plato's Symposium and Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet XVII"


Pablo Neruda's "Sonnet XVII"


I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.




Excerpt from Plato's Symposium


Our original nature was by no means the same as it is now. There was a kind composed of both sexes and sharing equally in male and female. The form of each person was round all over; each had four arms, and legs to match these, and two faces perfectly alike. The creature walked upright, and whenever it started running fast, it went like our acrobats, whirling over and over with legs stuck out straight, swiftly round and round.

Now they were so lofty in their notions that they even conspired against the gods. Thereat Zeus and the other gods were perplexed; for they felt they could not slay them, nor could they endure such sinful rioting. Then Zeus said "Methinks I can contrive that men shall give over their iniquity through a lessening of their strength." So saying, he sliced each human being in two. Now when our first form had been cut in two, each half in longing for his fellow would come to it again; and then would they fling their arms about each other and in mutual embraces yearn to be grafted together. Thus anciently is mutual love ingrained in mankind.

Well, when one happens on his own particular half, the two of them are wondrously thrilled with affection and intimacy and love, and are hardly to be induced to leave each others side for a single moment. These are they who continue together throughout life. No one could imagine this to be the mere amorous connection: obviously the soul of each is wishing for something else that it cannot express. Suppose that Hephaestus should ask "Do you desire to be joined in the closest possible union, that so long as you live, the pair of you, being as one, may share a single life?" Each would unreservedly deem that he had been offered just what he was yearning for all the time.


I have a huuuuge collection of readings in my bio:


http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/fromcoldtofire/new-page-2

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:06 am
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We didn't have any readings due to the fact that DH wanted the ceremony as short as legally possible. I wanted to have the poem from the card he gave me on the day we were engaged. You can find it in my bio. 

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:24 am
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We were going to do Corinthians but as I read it there were only a couple lines that resonated with me and the rest wasn't as meaningful to us. Our revered will say a prayer and blessing of his choosing but we will have these two readings: a poem entitled "On your wedding day" and "The Art of a good marriage" by wilfred peterson.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 8:30 am
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Still working on it but I know it will be a quote from the bi ble our Bishop is marrying us and our Pastor will read the scripture from the bible.
Posted on April 12, 2012 at 10:19 am
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We had our nephew read I John 4:11-19, and we also had our pastor do a hand ceremony.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 10:54 am
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Still working on, definitely bible readings.
Posted on April 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm
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Lol im with DH husband, I want my ceremony short and sweet.....thats why I dont have a wedding party!!

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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