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Readings For Your Wedding

Here is a short list of readings that you might find suitable for your wedding. Click on each title to see the full text. These readings are from sources outside the Bible. If you'd like to find passages from the Bible that are recommended for a wedding service, click here.

From the Ode To Immortality, Stanza IX
by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

On Love
Thomas à Kempis (1379-1471)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
(Sonnet 18)
William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
(Sonnet 116)
William Shakespeare

Irish Blessing

From The Prophet (on friendship)
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

On Marriage
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

A Dedication To My Wife
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

The Blessing Of The Apaches
Author Unknown

Apache Blessing
Author Unknown

Eskimo Love Song
Author Unknown

Readings from the Bible

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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.

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