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The Sacrament of Matrimony

Updated on March 25, 2015
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Matrimony is the sacrament by which a baptized man and a baptized woman bind themselves for life in a lawful marriage and receive the grace to discharge their duties. Through this holy sacrament, the man and woman become one, for as the Lord Jesus said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:5-6).

Common Symbols in Matrimony

Rings

The rings are an ancient symbol of the couple’s commitment to one another and their desire to enter into the covenant relationship of marriage. It also means eternity since it has no beginning nor end.

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Candles

The candles symbolize Christ, “the light of the world,” and the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost that must burn in the hearts of the bride and groom to light and guide their path throughout life.

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Veil

Not only does the bridal veil show the modesty and purity of the bride and her reverence for God, it reminds us of the Temple veil which was torn in two when Christ died on the cross. The removing of the veil took away the separation between God and man, giving believers access into the very presence of God. Since Christian marriage is a picture of the union between Christ and the church, we see another reflection of this relationship in the removal of the bridal veil. Through marriage, the couple now has full access to one another.

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Coins or Arras

The coins symbolize wealth and blessing for the couple. They may also represent sacrifice not just for the couple but also for those who come to them seeking their care and kindness.

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Bible

The Bible symbolize that God’s word is part of the union. From the Bible, we find that people were designed with marriage in mind, so that it is part of our nature. But reaching further, it is also a relationship that may be abstracted that couples are called to develop with Jesus.

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The Importance of Matrimony

Nowadays, there are only a few who engage in Marriage. Most of the couples today stay as live-in partners. Others wed through the Civil Wedding which is only an agreement by law. In Matrimony, it is not only an agreement by law but also a covenant with God. It is a sacrament in which the couples are ordained by God. Marriage is important for the procreation of children to be brought up in righteousness. The couple make a covenant with God which is binding if they remain faithful to that covenant. Marriage is for time and all eternity and not just for this life only.

Bible Verses on Marriage

"Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

-Genesis 2:25-


“Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.”

-Colossians 3:18-19-


“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.”

-Hosea 2:19-


“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

-Hebrews 13:4-


“Therefore What God Has Joined Together, Let No One Separate.”

-Mark 10:9-


“Above All, Love Each Other Deeply, Because Love Covers Over A Multitude Of Sins.”

-1 Peter 4:8-

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