Our Wedding Ceremony
Prelude.......... Variety of Instrumental Musical Pieces
Seating of the Parents.......... J esu, Joy of Man's Desiring – Religious Hymn
The Groom's Entrance..........Allegro from The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi
Bridesmaids Processional.......... Canon in D by Pachelbel
The Bride's Grand Entrance..........Bridal Chorus by Wagner
Welcome / Bienvenida
Opening Prayer / Primera Oración
Readings / Lecturas..........Apache Wedding Prayer Blessing
Primera carta del Apóstol San Pablo a los Corintios, 1:13
Expression of Vows / Los Votos Nupciales
Blessing and Exchange of Rings / Intercambio de Anillos..........The Prayer by Josh Groban
Blessing of the Coins / Bendición de las Arras
In Latin culture the groom gives his bride a gift of 13 coins, or arras, representing Jesus and his 13 apostles. These are blessed by the priest and bear the groom's promise to care for and support his wife. The groom gives the bride thirteen gold coins as a symbol of his unquestionable trust and confidence. He pledges that he places all of his goods into her care and safekeeping. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust and confidence unconditionally with total dedication and prudence.
Lighting of the Unity Candle..........Ave Maria by Schubert
Words of Advice /Palabras de Consejo
Priestly Blessing / Bendición del Cura
Proclamation / Proclamación
The Kiss / El Beso
Presentation of the Newlyweds / Presentación de la Pareja
The Bridal Party's Recessional..........Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke
Postlude.......... Ode to Joy by Beethoven
Bendición Matrimonial Apache
Ahora no sentirán lluvia,
Pues cada uno será refugio para el otro.
Ahora no sentirán frío,
Pues cada uno será calor para el otro.
Ahora no sentirán soledad,
Pues cada uno será compañero del otro.
Ahora no son dos cuerpos,
Pues comparten una sola vida
Ahora vayan a su hogar
Para comenzar su nueva unión
y que sus días sean saludables, felices, prosperos y largos sobre la tierra...
Letter from Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, 13:1-13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a nosy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is imperfect, but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
When I was a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.