The Sacrament of Marriage is a visible sign of God’s love for the Church. When a man and a woman are married in the Church, they receive the grace needed for a lifelong bond of unity. Vows are taken by a man and a woman, in a Catholic church in the presence of a priest or deacon, stating their intent to commit their lives in sickness and in health, for better or worse, till death do they part. The family can become a walking, living, and breathing icon of the Trinity, revealing God to the world who is a communion of persons, a relationship.
Type: Sacrament of Service
Signs: Bride and Groom, Vows
Scriptural Foundations: Matt 5:31-32;19:1-9, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18, Gen 2:24, Eph 5:22-33, 1 Cor 7:10-16