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Sacred Threshold

Author(s): Leonard Nelson

ISBN13: 9780385485395

ISBN10: 0385485395


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  • Sacred Threshold has been written for the bride and groom who are searching for something more for their wedding. Not more as in bigger, grander, or more lavish, but more as in more meaningful, gracious, and sacred. Ritual and liturgy experts Nelson and Witt have helped hundreds of couples plan their ceremonies, and in these pages they have distilled their years of experience into some basic principles that will help every couple begin their lives together with more than just catering nightmares. Sacred Thresholds five chapters discuss the general principles for creating a wedding with spirit, with guidance on choosing the right place, people, symbols, prayers, format, readings, and music. Sections include:

    A look at the meaning and history behind the familiar wedding traditions.

    A step-by-step walk through the ceremony itself, the gathering rite, readings, the wedding ritual, and the reception.

    Practical advice for the rehearsal, instructions for the readers, and models for the printed program.

    A collection of meditations - preparing for marriage, dealing with doubts, exploring dimensions of marriage in the Bible, and prayer - designed for the ceremony and for the bride and groom to use themselves as they prepare for their wedding.

    Three model weddings incorporating all the principles of Sacred Threshold.
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