Ritual: Marriage


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This ritual is about the ritual of Marriage.
Done by: Belliza Chinazzo, IFD Paysandù. 4th. form.

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Ritual: Marriage

  1. 1. RITUALS
  2. 2. What is a Ritual? <ul><li>Rituals are a feature of almost all human societies, in the past and in the present . </li></ul><ul><li>A ritual is a set of actions, with a symbolic and meaningful value. It is usually arranged by a religion or by the traditions of a community. </li></ul><ul><li>A ritual may be performed on specific occasions, in public or in private. </li></ul><ul><li>The purposes of rituals are varied: religious, social, moral, spiritual, demonstration of respect or submission, and sometimes, just for the pleasure of the ritual itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Even many daily activities are considered a kind of ritual in some way; common actions like hand-shaking and saying hello may be termed rituals. </li></ul>
  4. 5. MARRIAGE - STEPS - <ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding planning </li></ul><ul><li>Save the date (Church) </li></ul><ul><li>Bridal Registry (Court of Justice) </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage license </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding invitations  </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor and Bachelorette Party </li></ul><ul><li>Wedding Ceremony </li></ul><ul><li>Party </li></ul>
  5. 6. Rituals of Marriage vary according to religions and the traditions they follow. However the basis of the relationship that results out of Marriage is the same everywhere: raising a family and dedication towards the spouse. Marriage or wedding is a very unique occasion which reflects the beginning of a new relationship, a family and a new life shared with one another.
  6. 7. Do you love me honey? You’re the love of my life!
  7. 8. <ul><li>Marriage , also called Matrimony , is a “covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership for the whole life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of </li></ul><ul><li>the spouses and the </li></ul><ul><li>procreation and </li></ul><ul><li>education of children” </li></ul>
  8. 9. Conditions for a Sacramental Marriage <ul><li>Within the Catholic Church, marriage is considered a Sacrament. </li></ul><ul><li>Both the man and the woman have to be baptised </li></ul><ul><li>They also have to approve the marriage by themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance of the conditions that the church describes in her code of canon law. </li></ul><ul><li>The Church provides classes several months before marriage to help the participants inform about their consent. </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement of a lifelong union. </li></ul>
  9. 10. IMPEDIMENTS <ul><li>A Catholic marriage cannot be formed if one or more of the following impediments occur: </li></ul><ul><li>Antecedent and perpetual Impotence. </li></ul><ul><li>Consanguinity to the fourth collateral line (1st cousin), including legal adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>Affinity (relationship by marriage, e.g. a brother-in-law). </li></ul><ul><li>Prior bond. </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Orders. </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetual vows of chastity in a religious institute. </li></ul><ul><li>Disparity of Cult (one party not being baptised). </li></ul><ul><li>Crime (one party previously conspiring </li></ul><ul><li>to marry while still being married alleging </li></ul><ul><li>the condition of death of the spouse). </li></ul><ul><li>Non-age (at least 16 for males, 14 for </li></ul><ul><li>females). </li></ul><ul><li>Abduction (a practice in which a man </li></ul><ul><li>abducts the woman he wishes to marry). </li></ul>
  10. 11. VALIDITY <ul><li>A validly-contracted marriage is accompanied by divine ratification, creating an eternal union until the couple consummate. After that the marriage is completely unbreakable. </li></ul><ul><li>Consent must be a free act of will, free of coercion or severe </li></ul><ul><li>external error. If freedom is lacking, the consent is invalid. </li></ul><ul><li>An unconsummated marriage can be dissolved by the Pope. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the marriage is consummated, only a separation is possible; the marriage bond cannot be dissolved. </li></ul><ul><li>The term &quot;divorce&quot; has no meaning in the </li></ul><ul><li>context of Catholic marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>A marriage which did not follow the required </li></ul><ul><li>criteria is invalid, and the participants are </li></ul><ul><li>considered not to be actually married. </li></ul><ul><li>Children born from a &quot;putative&quot; marriage </li></ul><ul><li>are legitimate. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, the declaration that a marriage is null does not make the children of that marriage illegitimate. </li></ul>
  11. 12. DECLARATION OF NULLITY <ul><li>An Annulment or Null is a declaration that the marriage was invalid at the time the vows were exchanged. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, a marriage would be invalid if one of the parties, at the time of marriage, did not intend to honour the vow of fidelity. </li></ul><ul><li>If the spouse did intend to be faithful at the time of </li></ul><ul><li>the marriage but later committed adultery adultery this does not invalidate t the marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>Annulment and Divorce are not t h the same: an Annulment is a f I n finding that sacramental marriage n never existed, while a Divorce is a d dissolution of marriage. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>COMMON </li></ul><ul><li>TRADITIONS </li></ul><ul><li>IN THE </li></ul><ul><li>RITUAL OF MARRIAGE </li></ul><ul><li>(in our culture) </li></ul>
  13. 14. The wedding is a wonderful and touching event. Brides and Grooms want the ceremony to be personalized and unique to them. The Sacrament usually takes place in a Church, Chapel or sometimes in a special place chosen by the couple.
  14. 15. <ul><li>A ceremony consists of: </li></ul><ul><li>three biblical readings at least </li></ul><ul><li>the exchange of vows </li></ul><ul><li>the exchange of rings </li></ul><ul><li>the Prayer of the </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful </li></ul><ul><li>the nuptial blessing </li></ul><ul><li>prayers </li></ul><ul><li>appropriate music </li></ul><ul><li>or songs </li></ul>
  15. 16. Special attire – THE BRIDE <ul><li>Formal dress (usually white, cream or ivory) </li></ul><ul><li>Veil </li></ul><ul><li>Bouquet of flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Heirloom (something old, something new, something borrowed, or something blue) </li></ul>
  16. 17. THE GROOM <ul><li>Formal suit </li></ul><ul><li>Neckwear: </li></ul><ul><li>a tie; </li></ul><ul><li>a bowtie; </li></ul><ul><li>a cravat </li></ul>
  17. 18. The throwing of rice <ul><li>Symbol of Prosperity, Good luck and Fertility for the new bridal </li></ul>
  18. 19. After the Ceremony . . . THE VALS
  19. 20. And … T H E P A R T Y !
  20. 21. mmm… THE WEDDING CAKE
  21. 22. THROWING THE BOUQUET ( symbol of future marriage for the single ladies )
  22. 26. Bellisa Chinazzo 4th – Language Teacher: Silvia Borba 2011