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HOLY MATRIMONY, as described by the Book of Common Prayer, is a solemn and public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God.

Christian marriage is the most sacred and enduring relationship into which two people can voluntarily enter. In the words of the marriage service:

"Marriage is not to be entered into inadvisably or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purpose for which it was instituted by God."

It is our purpose at Old St Andrew's, as members of the Church and as servants of Christ, to do everything within our power to ensure that your marriage will be a happy and successful one. Over the years the Church has adopted certain standards and regulations in regard to Holy Matrimony, some of which are contained in this downloadable booklet. Others of these we will discuss in our Premarital Counselling sessions.

We pray that your marriage will be truly God-centered and that you will find in it a new life of challenge, growth and joy.

To learn more about Christian Matrimony, please contact the office at 843.766.1541 or

*Photo courtesy of Richard Bell Photography

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