Preface of Marriage
At the Communion, it is appropriate that the newly married couple receive Communion first, after the ministers.
In place of the usual Postcommunion Prayer, the following is said:
O God, the giver of all that is true and lovely and gracious: We give you thanks for binding us together in these holy mysteries of the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Grant that by your Holy Spirit, and , now joined in Holy Matrimony, may become one in heart and soul, live in fidelity and peace, and obtain those eternal joys prepared for all who love you; for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
As the wedding party leaves the church, a hymn, psalm, or anthem may be sung; or instrumental music may be played.