One part of the liturgical texts for the nuptial mass in the Gregorian-Hadrianic sacramentary (named here Oratio ad sponsas velandas) is also a ceremonial prayer over the bride. For centuries this was the only prayer of the nuptial blessings in the Roman liturgy. During the last reform of the liturgy of nuptial rites (1969, 1991) this part was adapted and changed. This study evaluates this process.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.