Sample of Regieous Ceremony

 

__________ AND __________, WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE YOUR MARRIAGE.

THIS DAY YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO AFFIRM YOUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER WITH SPOKEN WORDS, WITH PRAYER, WITH THE SHARING OF SYMBOLS, AND MOST OF ALL WITH THE UP LIFTING OF THE NAME OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.

(VERSE BY THE SEA):
MARRIAGE IS A COMMITMENT TO LIFE... TO THE BEST THAT TWO PEOPLE CAN FIND AND BRING OUT OF EACH OTHER. IT OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHARING AND GROWTh NO OTHER HUMAN RELATIONSHIP CAN EQUAL, A PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL JOINING THAT IS
PROMISED FOR A LIFETIME.

WITHIN THE CIRCLE OF IT'S LOVE, MARRIAGE ENCOMPASSES ALL OF LIFE'S MOST IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS. A WIFE AND A HUSBAND ARE EACH OTHER'S BEST FRIEND, CONFIDANT, LOVER, TEACHER, AND LISTENER. THERE MAY COME TIMES WHEN ONE PARTNER IS HEARTBROKEN OR AILING, AND THE LOVE OF THE OTHER BRINGS HEALING AND STEDFASTNESS TO A STURDY FOUND~ON THAT ALLOWS THE MARRIAGE COVENANT TO
BE ESTABLISHED.

MARRIAGE DEEPENS AND ENRICHES EVERY FACET OF LIFE. HAPPINESS IS FULLER, MEMORIES ARE FRESHER; COMMITMENT IS STRONGER.

MARRIAGE UNDERSTANDS AND FORGIVES THE MISTAKES LIFE IS UNABLE TO AVOID. IT ENCOURAGES AND NURTURES NEW LIFE, NEW EXPERIENCES; AND NEW WAYS OF EXPRESSING LOVE THROUGH THE SEASONS OF LIFE.

WHEN TWO PEOPLE PLEDGE TO LOVE AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER IN MARRIAGE, THEY CREATE A SPIRIT UNIQUE TO THEMSELVES, WHICH BINDS THEM CLOSER THAN ANY SPOKEN OR WRITTEN WORDS. MARRIAGE IS A PROMISE, MADE IN THE HEARTS OF TWO PEOPLE WHO LOVE EACH OTHER, WHICH TAKES A LIFE TIME TO FULFILL.

(SHARING OF LEIS):
FOR THOSE OF US WHO CALL HAWAH HOME, THE FLOWER LEI IS A SYMBOL OF LOVE FOR US, IT IS ALSO A SYMBOL OF THINGS FRAGILE AND TEMPORAL. A FLOWER LEI WILL LAST FOR ONLY A DAY OR TWO AND TEN IT IS GONE. OUR LIVES ARE LIKE ThE LEI WITHIN THE SPAN OF ETERNITY. WE ARE HERE IN THIS LIFE FOR ONLY A BRIEF MOMENT, THEREFORE LIVE WITH
TENDER CONSIDERATION FOR EACH; LOVE ONE ANOTHER; AND YOUR MARRIAGE WILL LAST. MAY THE LEIS YOU NOW OFFER EACH OTHER BE RECOGNIZED FOR THE EARNESTNESS OF YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER.

(PRAYER OF INVOCATION): AS YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO AFFIRM YOUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER BY COMMITTING YOUR LIVES TOGETHER, THE FOUNDATION THAT HAS BEEN LAID DOWN FOR YOU TO BUILD UPON; IS BASED ON THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

(SCRIPTURE READING): 1 CORINTRINANS 13:4-7,13 (LIVING BIBLE)
IT IS WRITTEN, LOVE IS PATIENT, LOVE IS KIND. IT DOES NOT ENVY, IT DOES NOT BOAST, IT IS NOT PROUD. IT IS NOT RUDE, IT IS NOT SELF SEEKING, IT IS NOT EASILY ANGERED, IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF WRONGS. LOVE DOES NOT DELIGHT IN EVIL BUT REJOICES IN THE TRUTH. IT ALWAYS PROTECTS, ALWAYS TRUST, ALWAYS HOPES, ALWAYS PERSEVERES. LOVE NEVER
FAILS... AND NOW THESES THREE REMAIN: FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE. BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.

(DECLARATION OF INTENTION)

_________,DO YOU WISH FOR _________, TO BE KNOWN AS YOUR WIFE? IF SO, PLEASE SAY, "I DO."

__________ DO YOU WISH FOR _________, TO BE KNOWN AS YOUR HUSBAND? IF SO, PLEASE SAY, "I DO."

_________ AND ________, DO YOU PROMISE TO LET YOUR LOVE FOR EACH OTHER GROW? AS IT WILL, AS IT MUST; SO THAT IN THE YEARS TO COME YOU WILL RENEW YOUR ACCEPTANCE, YOUR UNDERSTANDING; AND YOUR TRUST OF ONE ANOTHER? IF SO, PLEASE SAY, "WE PROMISE."

FOR IT IS WRITTEN, THEREFORE SHALL A MAN LEAVE HIS FATHER AND HIS MOTHER, AND SHALL CLEAVE UNTO HIS WIFE; AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH. (GENESIS 2:24) (KING JAMES VERSION)
(MARRIAGE VOWS. BRIDE AND GROOM REPEAT AFTER MINISTER):
AS YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO AFFIRM YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ENTER INTO THIS COVENANT OF MARRIAGE, BEFORE GOD, AND THESE WITNESSES;
REPEAT AFTER ME, YOUR MARRIAGE VOWS.

I __________, TAKE YOU ________, TO BE MY WIFE. I PROMISE TO LOVE YOU,
ONLY YOU, AND CHERISH YOU; I WILL BE A COMPANION TO YOU. I WILL
SHARE MY STRENGTHS, AND MY ACHIEVEMENTS. I PROMISE TO RESPECT
YOU, AND BE A FRIEND TO YOU. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, FOR RICHER
OR FOR POORER, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL
LIVE.

I __________, TAKE YOU _________, TO BE MY HUSBAND. I PROMISE TO LOVE
YOU, ONLY YOU, AND TO CHERISH YOU; AND TO BE A COMPANION TO
YOU. I WILL SHARE MY STRENGThS, AND MY ACHIEVEMENTS. I PROMISE TO
RESPECT YOU, AND BE A FRIEND TO YOU. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, YOU
RICHER OR FOR POORER, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, AS LONG AS WE
BOTH SHALL LIVE.

RING CEREMONY:

THE WEDDINGS RINGS ARE A SYMBOL OF LONGEVITY IN THE MARRIAGE COVENANT. THE CIRCLE OF THE RINGS SYMBOLIZES A NEVER ENDING CIRCLE OF LOVE AND COMMITMENT WHICH YOU ARE MAKING. ALWAYS SEE THE BEST IN EACH OTHER AND EACH DAY THAT YOU ARE TOGETHER, LET IT BE FULL OF THE BEAUTY OF THE NEVER ENDING LOVE YOU HAVE FOR EACH OTHER THROUGH THE SYMBOLS OF THESE RINGS.

(_________, REPEAT AFTER ME YOUR RING CEREMONY):
________, I GIVE THIS RING TO YOU, AS A SIGN OF MY LOVE.
I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU TO BE YOUR HUSBAND,
SO THAT FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, YOU SHALL NOT WALK ALONE.
I FEEL SO HONORED, TO HAVE YOU AS MY WIFE.
I VOW TO LOVE AND SUSTAIN YOU,
IN THE COVENANT OF OUR MARRIAGE.
AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE.

(________, REPEAT AFTER ME YOUR RING CEREMONY):
__________, I GIVE THIS RING TO YOU, AS A SIGN OF MY LOVE.
I GIVE MYSELF TO YOU TO BE YOUR WIFE,
SO THAT FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, YOU SHALL NOT WALK ALONE.
I FEEL SO HONORED, TO HAVE YOU AS MY HUSBAND.
I VOW TO LOVE AND SUSTAIN YOU,
IN THE COVENANT OF OUR MARRIAGE.
AS LONG AS WE BOTH SHALL LIVE.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE BECOME ONE, THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE IS TO ENCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR LIFE TOGETHER!

(ECCLESIATES 4:9-12 LIVING BIBLE VERSION) TWO CAN ACCOMPLISH
MORE THAN TWICE AS MUCH AS ONE, FOR THE RESULTS CAN BE MUCH
BETTER. IF ONE FALLS, THE OTHER PULLS HIM UP; BUT IF A MAN FALLS
WHEN HE IS ALONE, HE'S IN TROUBLE. ALSO, ON A COLD NIGHT, TWO UNDER
ThE SAME BLANKET GAIN WARMTh FROM EACH OTHER, BUT HOW CAN ONE
BE WARM ALONE? AND ONE STANDING ALONE CAN BE ATTACKED AND
DEFEATED, BUT TWO CAN STAND BACK-TO-BACK AND CONQUER; THREE IS
EVEN BETTER, FOR A TRIPLE-BRAIDED CORD IS NOT EASILY BROKEN.

(PRONOUNCEMENT):
WE HAVE BEEN WITNESSES TO THIS SPECIAL DAY. THEREFORE, I AND THOSE OF US HERE WITh YOU HAVE RECOGNIZED THAT YOU HAVE BECOME HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND WE AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS SHALL HONOR YOU AS THE SAME FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

(PRAYER OF BLESSINGS IN HAWAIIAN AND THEN INTERPRETATION):
IMAU AKU KALOKO MAI' KA'I 0 KA HAKU 0 IESU CRISTO ME KEALOHA 0 KEAKUA A MEKALAUNA PUANA 0 KA'UHANE HEMOLELE ME KA KO APA'U.

MAY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE LOVE OF GOD AND THE COMMUNION OF HIS SPIRIT BE WITH YOU ALWAYS.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU, MAY GOD'S FACE SHINE UPON YOU AND BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU. MAY GOD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.

(BENEDICITION):
_________ AND ________, REMEMBER THIS DAY IN BEAUTIFUL MAUI, WITH JOY AND THANKSGIVING, AND MAY YOU LOVE TO LIVE, AND LIVE TO LOVE.
NOW BY THE POWER GIVEN UNTO ME AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AND BY THE LAWS OF THIS STATE; I NOW PRONOUNCE THAT YOU ARE HUSBAND AND WIFE! YOU MAY KISS YOUR BRIDE!

WHOM GOD HAS JOINED TOGETHER LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER!

I PRESENT TO YOU AS HUSBAND AND WIFE, MR. AND MRS. _________ AND ________ ___________!

ALOHA E! ALOHA E! ALOHA E!


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