Wedding Readings


The list of approved wedding readings are below. It can be helpful to choose these before choosing the music. One Old Testament Reading, one New Testament Reading, and one Gospel Reading are needed for the celebration of Matrimony.  To view the reading, simply click on it to open the link. You may need to scroll to find the specific reading you are looking for.

Old Testament (First) Readings

Genesis 1:26-28, 31a

     "Male and female he created them."  


Genesis 2:18-24

     "The two of them become one body."


Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67

     "In his love for Rebekah, Isaac found 

      solace after the death of his mother."


Tobit 7: 6-14

     "May the Lord of heaven prosper you

      both. May he grant you mercy and peace."


Tobit 8:4b-8

     "Allow us to live together to a happy old 



Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31

     "The woman who fears the Lord is to be



Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a

     "Stern as death is love."


Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16

     "Like the sun rising in the Lord's heavens,

      the beauty of a virtuous wife is the

      radiance of her home."


Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a

     "I will make a new covenant with the

      house of Israel and the house of Judah."




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New Testament (Second) Readings

Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

     "What will separate us from the love of



Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 or 12:1-2, 9-13

     "Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,

      holy and pleasing to God."


Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13

     "Welcome one another as Christ 

      welcomed you."


1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20

     "Your body is a temple of the Spirit"


1 Corinthians 12:31--13:8a

     "If I do not have love, I gain nothing."


Ephesians 5:2a, 21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32

     "This is a great mystery, but I speak in

      reference to Christ and the Church."


Philippians 4:4-9

     "The God of peace will be with you."


Colossians 3:12-17

     "And over all these put on love, that is, the

      bond of perfection."


Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b

     "Let marriage be held in honor by all."


1 Peter 3:1-9

     "Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving

      toward one another."


1 John 3:18-24

     "Love in deed and in truth"


1 John 4:7-12

     "God is love."


Revelation 19:1, 5-9a

     "Blessed are those who have been called

      to the wedding feast of the Lamb."

Gospel Readings

Matthew 5:1-12a

     "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward

      will be great in heaven."


Matthew 5:13-16

     "You are the light of the world."


Matthew 7:21, 24-29 or 7:21, 24-25

     "A wise man built his house on rock."


Matthew 19:3-6

     "What God has united, man must not



Matthew 22:35-40

     "This is the greatest and the first

      commandment. The second is like it."


Mark 10:6-9

     "They are no longer two, but one flesh."


John 2:1-11

     "Jesus did this as the beginning of his

      signs in Cana in Galilee."


John 15:9-12

     "Remain in my love."


John 15:12-16

     "This is my commandment: love one



John 17:20-26 or 17:20-23

     "That they may be brought to perfection

      as one."