Episcopal Wedding Vows

Episcopal Wedding Vow Sample 1

I, ________, take thee ________, to be my wedded husband/wife,
to have an to hold from this day forward, for better for worse,
for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
'til death do us part, according to God’s
ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth.

Episcopal Wedding Vow Sample 2

I vow to be your faithful husband/wife, understanding that marriage is a
lifelong union, and not to be entered into lightly, for the purpose of
mutual fellowship, encouragement and understanding; for the
procreation of children and their physical and spiritual nurture. I hereby
give myself to you in this cause with my sacred vow before God.

Episcopal Wedding Vow Sample 3

Groom

In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Bride

In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.

Episcopal Wedding Vow Sample 4

"________, wilt thou have this man/woman to be thy wedded husband/wife to live together after God’s ordinance in the Holy Estate of matrimony? Wilt thou love him/her? Comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep thee only unto him/her as long as you both shall live?" ("I will")

(Repeat) "I, ________, take thee ________, to be my wedding husband/wife, to have an to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part, according to God’s ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my troth."

(Rings) ",With this ring I thee wed; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen"

Standard Episcopal Church Vows

Groom

In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better or worse, for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
until we are parted by death.
This is my solemn vow.

Bride

In the name of God, I, ________, take you, ________, to be my husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better or worse, for richer or poorer,
in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish,
until we are parted by death.
This is my solemn vow.

8 Comments

  • Husband/Father

    My wife and I have been together for 19 years. We’ve only been married for 7 years and have 4 beautiful sons. Our oldest is 21 years old and is not biologically mine. I’ve raised him without his biological Dads influence. My younger sons are biologically mine. We are a family that recently took a blow. My wife had been having an affair and ended up 5 months pregnant with another mans baby. As difficult this is for all of us this has become our reality. It has blindsided us and we are trying to get through this the best way we can. As I read the traditional wedding vows it is tough to think that those vows were broken and betrayal existed. Fighting for my family is what I’m committed to accomplish and I will as difficult as it is for myself and family. Knowing it’s no longer about me and all about my family somethings are worth the sacrifice.

    Leroy Harris 2017-10-23


  • Husband

    How easily these word are said in the presence of God. How easily they are not followed by those who only repeat or say what they are told to say. This was my prayer to God and my soon to be wife. I committed myself to the true meaning of these words. Marriage is work, hard work. It takes the both of you to work at it together, I said together. Not one sided and no finger pointing unless it is to help or support the other. If you are going to say these words please mean them will every fiber of your being. If you cannot follow God then please do not get married.

    Michael 2017-06-06


  • The Husband and her Mother

    Forsaking all others...

    When you get married, be CERTAIN that you can do this. The woman I married (and 30 years later am still married to) simply cannot not. She has been faithful of course, but in her case her MOTHER is, has been and always will be the most important person in her life. While we have a good life together and 2 fine sons, it bothers me that if I say the sky is blue and her mother disagrees - I am wrong. If I told my wife I was taking her to Paris for two weeks for our anniversary - if her mother had a hair appointment anytime during that same two week period, we wouldn't go because "they" always go to the parlor together ... even though her DAD would be happy to take her Mother instead... and if her mother and I were both on fire and my wife had a bucket of water... bad news for me. That being said, don't get me wrong, her mother is great and all ... but I believe "we" should not be a "three"... and I cannot help but think that this type of thing would have driven a great many men (those who do not feel bound by vows made in the presence of the Lord) away. But as I swore my fealty to her before God in "his house" - I AM bound. So MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO COMMIT COMPLETELY ... or you may very well find that you will utterly fail in your marriage.

    jj 2015-09-29


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