The article describes liturgical and pastoral consequences of the promulgation of the second typical edition of 'Ordo celebrandi matrimonium' promulgated in 1990. First, it briefly recapitulates the history of the rite of wedding after the 2nd Vatican Council. Then it compares liturgical issues of the 1st and 2nd typical editions. The third part stresses positive elements of the Introduction (Praenotanda) of the 2nd edition in comparison with the 1st edition, but it evaluates it critically too. Therefore the article contains proposals for supplements of the text in the Czech translation. The fourth part describes in detail the rites of celebration of marriage showing the new or better-formulated texts as a very valid contribution, not only for the liturgy itself, but also for pastoral care. Finally, the author shows the special contribution given by the Supplements of the Rite, referring to the relationship of these texts to the previous liturgical books, especially in the translations to Czech. The article also employs the author's experience as a member of the group of translators preparing the Czech version of the above-mentioned liturgical book.
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