Theology Round Tables on the Christian Sacraments: Marriage

May 20 | 10 am | Great Hall
Natalie Johnson

In the Book of Common Prayer, the Sacramental Rite of Holy Matrimony is described as “Christian marriage, in which the woman and man 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.” Matrimony as a sacrament was the last Sacramental Rite to be sanctioned by the Church and was done somewhat out of necessity to legitimize rampant illegitimacy during the early Middle Ages. Today, he Episcopal Church today recognizes marriage as a blessing of a union between any two people, acknowledging the presence and grace of God in the life of the couple. Please join this round table on Sunday (5/20) as we continue to reflect on Christian sacraments.