Wedding readings: centuries of writing and rituals on love and marriage

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Penguin Books, Feb 1, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 262 pages
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Among the passages appropriate for readings by parents, friends, or the bride and groom are selections from Plato and Sappho, Rilke and Auden, Ecclesiastes and Euripedes, Shakespeare and Donne, pascal and Montaigne, Emily Dickinson and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. There are love songs from the Aztecs and Eskimos, Hindu and African wedding prayers, a Buddhist marriage homily, a Shaker hymn, and Irish blessing, excerpts from Coptic Orthodox and Greek Orthodox marriage services, and passages from the Old and New Testaments, some familiar, some surprising. With myriad choices, 'Wedding readings' will help you add a special, personal touch to your marriage ceremony.

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Wedding readings: centuries of writing and rituals on love and marriage

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Munro here gathers appropriate prose, poetry, songs, and prayers from various religions and nationalities. With wedding season rapidly approaching, this is bound to be popular. (LJ 5/15/89) Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Not a book I read all the way through, but I like it because they readings were nice and appropriate for a wedding, and the slim book hits up many cultures and time periods. Read full review

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