Wedding readings: centuries of writing and rituals on love and marriage
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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Review: Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and MarriageUser Review - Alex - Goodreads
I gave it one star as zero stars wasn't an option. Like others I was searching for a book of readings to add a little spice to my groom's speech, or a quick meaningful bit of prose for the ceremony. This is best used as a handbook for the officiant (if that). Look elsewhere. Read full review
Review: Wedding Readings: Centuries of Writing and Rituals on Love and MarriageUser Review - Renee D - Goodreads
I found an even older version at my local library - copyright 1989. This book was *very* outdated and didn't even contain much of anything that I was looking for! I was hoping for more examples of ... Read full review
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