A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring, symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader.
Catholic marriage, also called matrimony, is a "covenant by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring. [It It] has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptised. " In the Roman Rite, it is ordinarily celebrated in a Nuptial Mass.
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Christian views on marriage
Christians typically regard marriage as instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife. Christian theology affirms the secular status of civil marriage, but additionally views it from a moral and religious perspective that transcends all social interests. While marriage is honored among Christians and throughout the Bible, it is not seen as necessary for everyone.
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Marriage in ancient Rome
Marriage in ancient Rome had mythical precedents, starting with the abduction of the Sabine Women, which may reflect the archaic custom of bride abduction. Romulus and his band of male immigrants were rejected conubium, the legal right to intermarriage, from the Sabines. According to Livy, Romulus and his men abducted the Sabine maidens, but promised them an honorable marriage, in which they would enjoy the benefits of property, citizenship, and children.
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BharatMatrimony is an Indian marriage service which helps young men and women to find their suitable life partners. It was founded in 1997 by Murugavel Janakiraman. Given the varied and complex match making process of Indian system that is based on diverse aspects such as caste, religion, family background etc. , according to its founder Murugavel Janakiraman, users of BharatMatrimony.
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The Perfect Matrimony
The Perfect Matrimony, or The Door to Enter Into Initiation, is the first of approximately seventy books written by Samael Aun Weor. It was first published in 1950 then revised and amplified in 1961. It describes the esoteric teachings of alchemy, tantra, kabbalah, the mysteries of the Maya, Aztecs, ancient Egyptians, Tibetans, and Essenes, among others.
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Holy Matrimony (1994 film)
Holy Matrimony is a 1994 comedy film directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Patricia Arquette. The film tells the story of a beautiful thief, hiding in a small, isolated religious community, who marries a young boy in order to retrieve a hidden fortune.
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Matrimony Blues was a 1926 short comedy silent film directed by Philadelphian director, Benjamin Stoloff. The film starred Lige Conley, Mildred June, and Spencer Bell.
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Matrimony: Maybe You
"Matrimony: Maybe You" is a song by American soul singer Maxwell. Released in 1998 as the follow up single to "Luxury Cococure", the song was a modest radio airplay hit, and peaked no. 79 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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Matrimony is a solitaire card game: which uses two decks of 52 playing cards each. It is a difficult game which depends mostly on luck and is sometimes mechanical. It is also one of the many games where there are no clear rules but with two versions. The one described below is laid out by Peter Arnold in his book Card Games for One. One Q♦ and one J♦ are taken out of the deck to form the foundations.
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