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|Church of England marriage vows.
Written by Rachel G
(4/6/2008 3:03 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Matrimonial point is that both parties submit!, penned by Mia I.
The point is that the prescribed form of words in the Church of England marriage service (Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony)included the following:
The clergyman asks the man ...
M. WILT thou have this Woman to thy wedded Wife, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?
The Man shall answer, I will.
Then shall the Priest say unto the Woman,
N. WILT thou have this Man to thy wedded Husband, to live together after God's ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou obey him, and serve him, love, honour, and keep him in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto him, so long as ye both shall live?
The Woman shall answer, I will.
Only the woman is required to make the promise to obey.
I have linked below the full text of the Marriage service then in use. It is from the Jane Austen Information Page.
|Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony|
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