MARRIAGE AS A SACRAMENT

MARRIAGE AS A SIGN AND SYMBOL THE COUPLES MUTUAL GIFT AND ACCEPTANCE OF EACH OTHER IS THE SIGN ELEMENT OF THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY .

MARRIAGE AS THE SAVING PRESENCE OF CHRIST CHRISTIANS ENTERING INTO A RELATIONSHIP WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT CHRIST .

MARRIAGE AS A SAVING GRACE THE COUPLES REFLECT THE FATIHFULNESS OF GOD TO HIS COVENANT AND CHRIST TO HIS CHURCH .

MARRIAGE AS A CELEBRATION THE WEDDING CEREMONY THE CHURCH PROVIDES THE BASIC RITUAL .

SACRAMENTAL MARRIAGE AS A LITURGICAL ACT IT MUST BE CELEBRATED IN THE PUBLIC LITURGY OF THE CHURCH THE PUBLIC CHARACTER OF THE CONSENT HELPS THE FAITHFUL TO REMAIN FAITHFUL .

THE CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE TAKES PLACE DURING THE MASS THIS IS TO EMPHASIZE THE CONNECTION OF THE SACRAMENTS WITH THE PASCHAL MYSTERY OF CHRIST .

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