Item description for Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services by Michael P. Foley...
Overview "Distinguishes itself from hundreds of other wedding planners by reintroducing forgotten Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant customs for couples seeking to infuse contemporary celebrations with "rich symbolism and ceremonial splendor.' " - Publishers Weekly Many couples, no matter what their style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Michael Foley offers Roman Catholic, Byzantine (Eastern Catholic and Orthodox), Protestant, and Jewish wedding traditions in this comprehensive collection. From nuptial music, to readings, to vows, ceremonies, and blessings, Wedding Rites contains a vast array of treasures. You'll find, among other things, blessings for a young couple from sixth-century Rome and coin ceremonies from medieval France. Above all, this is a practical guide for making a beautiful and meaningful - yet affordable - wedding. Easy to reference and easy to use, it includes concrete suggestions for each stage of planning and sound advice on honoring and combining traditions for couples from different religious backgrounds. Wedding Rites is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, pastors, and all who love the beauty of tradition.
Publishers Description Many engaged couples, no matter what their personal style, find themselves turning back to tradition for their wedding ceremony. Is there a way to follow tradition and still carve your own wedding path? Yes, there is - with this unique book in hand.
Michael Foley presents meaningful wedding traditions so old that they're practically new again. Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish wedding traditions fill this comprehensive guidebook, the only one of its kind. From music and flowers to vows and ceremonies to blessings, Foley's Wedding Rites contains a vast assortment of rich traditions very usable in weddings today. Best of all, it's easy to reference and easy to use
This book is an indispensable resource for couples, wedding planners, ministers, and all who love the beauty of tradition.
Wedding Rites offers: concrete suggestions for each facet of your wedding, from engagement to reception guidelines for designing your own distinctive wedding program practical advice for interfaith weddings forgotten wedding customs - carecloths, loving cups, coin blessings, and others and much more
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.91" Width: 7.04" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Apr 22, 2008
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802848672 ISBN13 9780802848673
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael P. Foley
Michael P. Foley is the author of "Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide to Traditional Weddings." He is a professor at Baylor University.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services?
Excellent historical treatment Oct 12, 2009
If you're looking for a book that panders to prevailing contemporary sentiments about what a traditional Catholic or Jewish wedding should be, this is not your book, as the parish pastor's review above attests. Rather, this is a thorough and fascinating intelligent treatment of religious cultural traditions for anyone who might be interested, including pastors who might want to offer some guidance to their parishioners about the meaningful traditions of their own faith rather than simply let the tail of popular culture wag the dog. A brilliant treatment!
Slim chance that most brides will be interested Oct 6, 2008
As a parish pastor, I got this volume to add to my set of resources for brides and grooms to consider when planning their wedding service. After reading it, I am convinced that most of it is a little too arcane for nearly all the couples I've ever dealt with. I guess if someone wanted a hyper-traditional wedding, it would be useful.