Old and New Testament Readings

Old Testament Readings – 1st Reading
Genesis 1:26-28, 31a *- “Male and female he created them”
Genesis 2:18-24 *- “The two of them become one body.”
Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67 page 1 page 2 *- “In his love for Rebekah, Isaac found solace after the death of his mother.”
Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a“I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.”
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 *- “She who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16 *- “Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.”
Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a page 1 page 2“Stern as death is love.”
Tobit 7:6-14 page 1 page 2 *- “May the Lord of heaven prosper you both. May he grant you mercy and peace.”
Tobit 7:6-14 page 1 page 2 *- “May the Lord of heaven prosper you both. May he grant you mercy and peace.” (shorter form)
Tobit 8:4b-8 *- “Allow us to live together to a happy old age.”

New Testament Readings – 2nd Reading
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20“Your body is a temple of the Spirit.”
1 Corinithians 12: 31; 13:1-8a“If I do not have love, I gain nothing.”
1 John 3;18-24“Love in deed and in truth.”
1 John 4:7-12“God is love.”
 1 Peter 3:1-9 page 1 page 2 *- “Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another.”
 Colossians 3:12-17“And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.”
Ephesians 5:2a, 21-33 page 1 page 2 *- “This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.”
Ephesians 5:2a, 25-32 *- “This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church” (shorter form)
Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b *- “Let marriage be held in honor by all.”
Phillipians 4:4-9 – “The God of peace will be with you.
Revelation 19:1, 5-9a“Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.”
Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39” What will seperate us from the love of Christ?”
Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 page 1 page 2“Offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.”
Romans 12:1-2, 9-13“Offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.” (shorter form)
Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13“Welcome one another as Christ welcomed you.”