Marriage


“Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God.”

(BCP p. 422)

Holy matrimony is the sacramental rite of the church in which a couple “enter into a life-long union, make their vows before God and the Church, and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows” (BCP, p. 861).

The union is understood to be intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord (BCP, p. 423).

A couple brings their hopes for their union to be blessed by God; in turn, God returns that marriage to the couple for their care in honoring the vows and promises they make.  As we come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of a man and a woman, we strive to celebrate marriage with joy and dignity and according to the canons of the Episcopal Church and the laws of the State of Maryland. Church membership is required.

 

For more information or scheduling please contact the church office at 410-647-6248 or by email.