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.
An important element of the rite of marriage is the solemn nuptial blessing over the married couple (benedictio nuptialis). This study brings attention to it and emphasizes its significance. In view of the analysis of the liturgical book 'Ordo celebrandi matrimonium' (1991), the author evaluates the place of this prayer both in the ceremony without Mass and in the ceremony during the Mass, and, on...
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