Lecture 1

Lecture 1

* 1. The manner in which the bride and groom enter the church reinforces which of the following principles:
  1. That the Christian marriage is likened to the kingdom of God in its essence.
  2. That the ceremony results in unity, reflected in their separate entry and joint exit.
  3. Both
  4. None
* 2. In the Christian view, what is the goal of marriage?
  1. To allow spouses to live a meaningful prosperous life.
  2. Procreation (to have children).
  3. To practice a lawful sexual relationship.
  4. To help each other attain salvation
  5. Not to feel lonely.
* 3. What is the purpose of the “declaration” in the ceremony?
  1. To announce the starting of the ceremony.
  2. To declare that this man is set apart for this woman and, likewise, this woman is set apart for this man--such that they no longer belong to another.
  3. To announce to the congregation that the couple has successfully completed their engagement
  4. None of the above.
  5. All of the above.
* 4. What is the meaning behind the act of putting on the rings ?
  1. It is evidence of your marriage
  2. It is a precious gift, expressing love to your spouse
  3. It is a timeless symbol of your wedding
  4. It is a symbol of giving oneself to their spouse and accepting them.
* 5. The Pauline Epistle teaches us which of the following about the crowning ceremony (Eph 5: 22-6:3)
  1. It instructs (a) wives to submit and respect their husbands; (b) husbands to love their wives.
  2. It explains the headship of the husband.
  3. It describes how the two become one body with no separation.
  4. It explains that each spouse has a role to play.
  5. All of the above.
* 6. The teaching reflected in the “Prayer of Submission” is:
  1. The wife submits to the husband in order to facilitate decisions.
  2. Both submit to each other, so the spouses have the same roles.
  3. Both submit to the Lord. (This allows selfishness and the “ego” to disappear.)
  4. All of the above.
  5. None of the above.
* 7. The “Anointment with Oil” symbolizes:
  1. That the bride and groom are like prophets who receive the message of God and declare it to their children.
  2. That the bride and groom are like priests who offer spiritual sacrifices.
  3. That the bride and groom are like royalty, enthroned to their new kingdom, their household, to rule according to God’s commandments.
  4. None of the above
  5. All of the above.
* 8. What is the meaning behind placing the crowns on the heads of the bride and groom?
  1. The two are equal in worth, just as a king and queen.
  2. The two are a royal couple in the kingdom of God and will be rewarded if they strive in love.
  3. The two are the most important couple in the ceremony.
  4. None of the above.
  5. All of the above.
* 9. What happens in the “Invocation Prayer”?
  1. The priest calls upon the Holy Trinity to crown, bless and sanctify the couple.
  2. The priest brings their two heads together as a symbol of completing the unity.
  3. The priest gives the hand of the bride to the groom just like God did with Eve and Adam.
  4. A and b.
  5. All of the above.
* 10. Which common practices should be avoid?
  1. A person in the bridal party, who is married, enters walking with someone other than their spouse.
  2. The bridal party enters holding hands or linking arms.
  3. The bridal party’s attire is inappropriate and does not match the sanctity of the Church.
  4. The reception celebration which is unsuitable for priests or even the Lord Himself.
  5. All of the above.

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