The “crying out of names in the night” is not sexual as some snickerly suggest. Rather it refers to a cry for help, whether it be assistance or from a nightmare; when troubled, you call for your partner.
I think these are the most accurate goes I have every been exposed to that are to my heart soul and being. It is exactly my feelings about my significant other as i know he'd say the same! Equal Is one in the same beliefs, interests, pleasures and lifestyles. Love NEVER departs those who know REAL LOVE. Only Dynamics change over time and age but the heart remains devoted to your soulmate for eternity! Thanks for sharing!! I.M.
We fiance and I have decided to use these vows as the text for our ketuba (Jewish wedding agreement), gorgeous!
While some may see "the marriage of equals" as modern, they'd be wrong. It refers to brehon law, under which the person who brought the most property into the union wads the one who made the decisions about property. There's a book called ,sex and marriage in ancient Ireland which details the customs of the Irish Celts. Obviously most marriages were likely marriages of equals, and probably the happiest for it
How can I order a copy of this
In the first line
Cannon here is obviously a typo for cannot. Should be "You cannot (sometimes spelled can not)possess me for I belong to myself".
I love this
"The marriage of equals" is a delightful breath of fresh air in the world of "love, honor and obey." Love and honor, yes, obey? Maybe not so much.
This is a great place for me to start on writing my own.
Not getting married anytime soon but I like this one
I love how its got kinda a feminist vibe to it, you cannot have me but I will share myself with you, but I'm not sharing my first bite of meat, that's mine
A beautifull blessing that speaks of two people coming togther out of love and equality. One of the more meaningful peices that I have read as celtic desendant of the old ways.
cannon is old Celt slang for can not
cannon, is like Irish for can not. but together. EX: willna, will not, dunno, do not, so on. the "t" is silent and not written.(i'm not sure how they write the do not,lol)
Cannon = cannot
This was our vows to each other
When we both found this we knew it was the right one. The Catholic priest who married us was very touched to hear these words and made sure the moment was perfect. It was quite funny to mention crying out names aloud in the night.
explanation and my few dislikes
Cannon means can not. It's old english. I don't like the beginning or the end but I do like the middle. The beginning and end just are not romantic. I plan to right my own but may base a few parts off the middle section.
Used for our ceremony
We actually used this vow in our wedding ceremony this year. Many of our guest commented on how wonderful it was especially about it being a marriage of equals.
I really want the pastor to read the calling out names part.....:)
It's Celtic. Cannon- cannot
A Writting error in the first Line .. What Is " You cannon possess me.
That should be
You cannot possess me for I belong to myself
and in third line
You cannot command me, for I am a free person
written with much meaning and truth.it touched me deeply.very well written.
Soul based love
Beautiful, and meaningful. Being of Celtic descent myself, I honour these vows as they were intended, and see the stark beauty in the words of a proud Celt offering love and companionship to another.
we are having a christian wedding. and i think it's beautiful to promise such a god honoring thing as crying out my wife's name.
Celtic Wedding Vows
I think it is beautiful and is very much in keeping with today's concept of a good relationship in marriage!
Smart and forward looking people, the Celts!
Mary Dolores Davies
"Cannon" is a poetic version of "cannot", probably from a point in time when the English language was heavily influenced by French, such as during the Plantagenet monarchies. With "non" being French for "no", can-non becomes - more simply - "can no".
It is not a typo...but-yes it does mean cannot. It's taken from traditional gaelic.
I THINK THAT THESE VOWS ARE VERY TRADITIONAL AND I TAKE ALOT OF MEANING INTO THEM. I WILL BE GETTING RE-MARRIED NEXT YEAR AND THIS IS THE VOW I WOULD LOVE TO USE WITH MY HUSBAND.
I think this is a perfect vow. But this damn bride of mine wants to say it is not. I wish she would get her act together.....
Maybe it's a typo - and the word they want is cannot. Possible
maybe not for me
we are having a Christian wedding and i don't think we should mention crying out names aloud in the night. although it would be FUNNY. ha ha!
I really love this one. The part about not sharing our personal quarrels with others is very meaningful.
In the first Line .. What Is " You cannon possess me ??? cannon???