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Biblical Wedding Reading ideas?

Asked by Sariperana (1442points) September 13th, 2010

I have been asked to do a reading at a friends wedding.

I suggested an excerpt from ‘the velveteen rabbit’ which she loved but it was poo-pahed by the priest who insisted that she only have readings from the bible.

Im not an overly religous person and not the believer in biblical passages. I need help finding something a passage that is appropriate, yet will still have an impact on an audience.


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JilltheTooth's avatar

Did your friend “poo-pah” the passage or only the preist? It’s her wedding, why does she have no say, here? Is it a formal high mass, as well?

Edit to add; If it is a high mass I can see his point. How about something from the Song of Solomon?

SuperMouse's avatar

This is a fabulous biblical quote quote about love:

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.”
—1 Corinthians 13:4–7

CMaz's avatar

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansinga her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”b ” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Ephesians 5:22–23

CMaz's avatar

This is a good one too…

1 Corinthians 7:1–2

llewis's avatar

Ruth 1:16–17
“Entreat me not to leave you,
Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go;
And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried.
The LORD do so to me, and more also,
If anything but death parts you and me.”

It’s Ruth speaking to her mother-in-law, but the sentiment is appropriate for weddings. My daughter used it at hers.

GracieT's avatar

@llewis, that is perfect for weddings! My husband and I used our favorite scriptures, 1 Cor 13 for him and John 14:1–3 for me, but I love those verses in Ruth!

CaptainHarley's avatar

First Corinthians Chapter 13 is one of the most eloquent descriptions of love ever written.

Maximillian's avatar

I think it was already said, but my parents used the Song of Songs for their wedding.

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