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According to older customs and usage

From the Book of Divine Worship - Holy Matrimony.
  • In churches with liturgical choir between the sanctuary and nave, Admonition and Scrutiny may be held at the chancel steps. In churches without liturgical choir, the Man and Woman stand near the entrance of the sanctuary, and, without attendants, may enter to kneel in the sanctuary for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

  • When the rite takes place at Mass, the Priest wears Mass vestments; otherwise, he is vested in surplice and stole. The cope may be worn throughout for the rite except during Mass for which he changes to the Chasuble.

  • Holy water may be used for sprinkling the ring or rings and at the Blessing of the newly-married.

  • At the delivery of the ring, the Man may place the ring on the thumb of the Bride's left hand as he says In the Name of the Father, then over the index finger as he says and of the Son, over the next finger as he says and of the Holy Ghost, and then on her ring finger as he says, Amen.

  • When the Priest joins the right hands of the Husband and Wife, he may wrap the end of his stole around the joined hands as he proclaims, Those whom God hath joined, etc.


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