Blessing of the Apaches Comments

  • Beautiful

    This is really beautiful, I, like Karen wonder if there is a Cherokee blessing.

    Stars 2015-09-05


  • Blessing of the Apaches

    I love this,but do you have any Cherokee??

    Karen 2015-08-31


  • Wedding vowls

    I want this to happen

    Geoffrey Burnes 2015-08-10


  • Blessing of the Apaches

    I totally loved that blessing. I'm not Apache, buvt I would totally love to have that as a part of my wedding ceremony.

    patty- 2015-01-01


  • special

    I'm getting married in july, we are going to use this passage ath the end of the ceremony. I'm thrilled to find this. we are both going into our second marriage, we have been friends since first grade, we are not 65 yrs old! ours is a special and beautiful friendship and love.
    thank you so much for listing this passage.

    Loretta 2014-06-12


  • the Apache ways

    this is very touching because it tell the truth about the apache marriage

    Apache 2013-10-19


  • Very heartfelt and meaningful

    I am "supposed" to have some Native American ancestry in my mother's family BUT whether I do or not, I think this is one of the most beautiful poems that could be added to ANYONE's vows!

    Debb K 2013-10-05


  • indians pride

    I am Sioux but this is beautiful I love it

    nicole moon willow 2013-07-27


  • TO THE HEART

    TO THE HEART
    for my lawful wife to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part."
    MATTHEW ADAM SYLVESTER

    TRACY ANN ROSS 2013-04-07


  • TO THE HEART

    for my lawful wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part."

    Matthew A Sylvester 2013-04-07


  • Beautiful words but not an Apache reading

    My fiance and I love these words and will use them at our wedding, although we will attribute it to Elliot Arnold, who created this ceremony piece in his 1947 novel, Blood Brothers. While we are aware it has no known connection to any Native American group or practice, Arnold definitely had a knack for words!

    Run a search for "blood brothers" and "apache blessing" and you'll find some history on this reading.

    Elizabeth 2013-02-19


  • U WIL GO TO HELL FOR THIS

    TEHIESE ARNET THE WOERDS OF TREU GOD U CANT GIT MAREIYED THIS WAY ANYMOER U WIL GO TO HELLL AND BE RAEPED BY DEMINS

    CHRSITHSAHN 2012-08-28


  • beautiful

    this is a beautiful piece, but who wrote it? Elliot Arnold or Albert Maltz?

    Pati 2012-06-14


  • Saddened by the use of this prayer

    I am Apache and this saddens me that this prayer is passed on as actual Apache tradition, when in truth it was written for a movie.
    The Indian Wedding Blessing, Apache Wedding Prayer, and other variants, is commonly recited at weddings in the United States. It is not associated with any particular religion and indeed does not mention a deity or include a petition, only a wish. It has no known connection to the traditions of the Apache or any other Native American group.
    It was written for the 1947 Western novel Blood Brother (novel) by Elliott Arnold.[1] The blessing entered popular consciousness when it made its way into the film adaptation of the novel Broken Arrow, scripted by Albert Maltz.
    The first line of the original poem was "Now for you there is no rain" and the last "Now, forever, forever, there is no loneliness". Since 1950, there have since been several different versions of the poem. The film text begins "'Now you will feel no rain" and ends "And may your days be good and long upon the earth."

    Julie Robbins 2012-06-09


  • beautiful

    I'M INDIAN THIS IS MY VOWS 2 MY MAN, ON JUNE 22, 2012. THANK YOU

    wendy hall 2012-05-23


  • Making this part of a prayer

    My wives and i are of many cultures and families of the earth, and will use this as part of a prayer, before we bring our new sister into our home and life.

    Ancient One 2012-03-13


  • Wow

    Love this!!! Not apache but will use

    Mimi 2012-03-11


  • Perfect for pagan

    My stepfather is Apache and I want him to officiate my wedding, so this is perfect!!!

    Iris 2012-02-04


  • Have live it -- Know what is real

    My partner/spouse + I have know each other for 19 years, + lived together for 13. We're finally going to do this. All the vows/promises/poetry etc., that I've heard or read so far, is not reality. The reality is that life/love/the world can be hard at times. When you have someone that you are committed to, regardless of the obsticles, nothing else matters.

    Lucy 2012-01-25


  • just a question...

    so i love this 1 but im not apache. i think there may b some native american way back in my family would it still b ok 4 me 2 use this 1?

    felicia 2012-01-02


  • My Vows

    This is the one, these are the vows i will take on Christmas Day 2011...

    TerryLynn 2011-11-11


  • Simply beautiful

    One of the most simple and beautiful words I've ever read about marriage. I love it.

    Laura 2011-08-16


  • Beautiful

    This blessing is beautiful I am from the UK and have a great admiration for Native Americans and their culture. It says it all

    Robbie Ant 2011-01-19


  • This was written by Elliott Arnold and Albert Maltz

    It was for a novel, Blood Brother (by Elliott Arnold), later adapted to film as Broken Arrow (by Albert Maltz) in 1950 (starring Jimmy Stewart). It's lovely, but it's not Apache.

    Park 2010-07-23


  • THE NATIVE MEANING OF LOVE

    I LOVE THIS VOW CAUSE IT INVOLVES MY HERITAGE AND IT MEANS ALOT TO ME AND HOPEFULLY ONE DAY MOTHER EARTH AND FATHER SKY WILL BLESS THIS APACHE BRAVE

    LITTLE FEATHER 2009-12-28


  • The Blessings of the Apache

    It is a lovely poem and it is so true.

    thank you

    Irene Mushulov 2009-06-26


  • I like it.

    I just got Married (in Vegas). Soon, I will be performing a wedding for my Nephew. I think he and his will love these beautiful words.

    Russell 2009-06-21


  • Authenticity

    The passage is definitely NOT a real, authentic Apache blessing - it was just part of a movie script, but no matter that - the beauty of words stems from the author regardless of who they are or why they wrote them. Any words can be beautiful and this blessing definitely is!

    Sharna 2009-02-23


  • Well said

    I am not Apache.....I heard this passage during the movie "broken Arrow". I liked the passage so much that I went looking for it, and when I marry again I hope my wife likes it as much as I do.

    Jim 2009-02-07


  • Authenticity

    If this was written for a movie, is it authentic and was quoted in the movie or is it Hollywood?

    Roy 2009-01-28


  • Actually from a movie

    this lovely piece was actually written for the 1950
    James Stewart movie 'Broken Arrow'...

    Linz 2009-01-26


  • Beautiful

    I'm not Apache but I love these words and will use this on my wedding in February!

    Charlie 2009-01-11


  • I am an American Indian

    I love the choosing of the words in this its very well put.

    Donna 2008-10-06


  • Truth

    I agree with mr punch this poem defines the reality of marriage and the explanation just confuses me.

    Mr.Obvious 2008-05-31


  • my grandmother

    When my grandmother remarried, I was about 11 and she asked me to recite this poem at her wedding. Ten years later I am now getting married and I'm so excited to have found the poem and to have it spoken at my wedding. Thank you so much!

    anastasia 2008-01-21


  • perfect for all

    we are having a candle lit ceremony...this will be perfect for the guest to bless us with once a candles are lit.

    Ms. Me 2007-12-30


  • says it all

    Wow, this is just beautiful. I need look no further.
    Getting married 2/14/2009
    Thanks.

    Michele 2007-12-06


  • Beautiful Thought

    I loved the thought behind this poem....

    Abhilasha 2007-11-24


  • Beautiful

    This passage is so sweet. It really is the perfect blessing for a couple.

    Courtney 2007-11-22


  • A lesson from the Apache

    I am 1/64th Apache and that has nothing to do with the fact that I read this. Never the less we can learn a lot from this.. Starts of with a bold declaration and the whole thing is good. I would prefer putting it into terms that mean more to me (since I feel no rain now ect) but the heart behind this has been the most catching of all the Vows I have read today!

    Tim 2007-10-03


  • just beautiful

    Just beautiful both the vows and also the explanation could be used a a reading

    Cathy Barr 2007-09-12


  • Nice

    I like this one... not sure why it needs an explanation though...! In case you have no poetry in your soul I guess!

    mr punch 2007-09-05


  • Loving Words

    Neither of us are Apache either but these works describe how we feel about eachother and the life we will lead together.

    Anne 2007-07-12


  • I like it

    I am doing a non-denominational wedding for friends in a few days.... This is a very beautiful passage. I think I may use it as part of the wedding.

    Paul 2007-05-15


  • Straight to my heart

    The moment i read this my heart was smiling and crying at the same time. We will be incorporating these beautiful words in our ceremony as a reading (neither of us are apache, it simply touched my heart) Thank you.

    Diana 2007-04-27


  • Very deep

    I too am a native apache...My earth mother used this passage at her first wedding...and my fiance will too love these words!

    ApacheDan 2007-02-16


  • TO THE HEART

    I AM APACHE AND THIS CUTS TO THE SOUL.. IM GETTING MARRIED IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE USING THIS PASSAGE. THANK YOU

    TRISH 2006-06-28

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