“…And the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mark 10:8
“Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God. In the Episcopal Church it is required that one, at least, of the parties must be a baptized Christian; that the ceremony be attested by at least two witnesses; and that the marriage conform to the laws of the State and the canons of this Church.” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 422)
Because marriage is a life-long commitment between two people, prayerful preparation must be undertaken prior to the Sacrament of Matrimony. Couples seeking marriage should consult with the priest at least six months in advance of the desired date. The priest must give permission for the date of the wedding as well as for the marriage itself. If either of the parties have been previously married, special consideration by the bishop must be obtained. If you or your loved one desires to be married at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, you must contact Fr. Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.