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Blessing and Giving of Rings


The Blessing and Giving of Rings

Option A

66. The Priest says:

May the Lord bless + these rings,
which you will give to each other
as a sign of love and fidelity.
R. Amen.

He sprinkles the rings, if appropriate, and gives them to the bride and bridegroom.

Option B

229. Bless, O Lord, these rings, 
which we bless+in your name,
so that those who wear them
may remain entirely faithful to each other,
abide in peace and in your will,
and live always in mutual charity.
Through Christ our Lord.

Option C

230. Bless+and sanctify your servants
in their love, O Lord,
and let these rings, a sign of their faithfulness,
remind them of their love for one another.
Through Christ our Lord.

67. The husband places his wife’s ring on her ring finger, saying, if appropriate:

N., receive this ring
as a sign of my love and fidelity.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

Likewise, the wife places her husband’s ring on his ring finger, saying, if appropriate:

N., receive this ring
as a sign of my love and fidelity.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

[Lighting of the Marriage Candle]

If the candle ceremony is taking place, the unity candle is lit at this time.

 

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