The Sacrament Of Matrimony In The Catholic Church

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A sacrament is a sign of something sacred, so it is a visible form of and invisible grace enacted by God that has power effect. In the Catholic Church, there are sacraments. There are two public sacraments, one is matrimony, where we encounter the church and community or society. Although, the dignity of Matrimony is low compared to the other sacraments it is essential for the church to continue the apostolic tradition of faith. Marriage is a valid union that has moral and social aspects “The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grave to love eachother with the love of which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sacrifices them on the way to eternal life”. Because the couple freely give themselves to the other and accept the other completely, marriage is a conjugal covenant. The sacramentality of marriage must include the grace of God and unity with Christ. Therefore, there are goods of marriage brought about by God3. These goods include the gift of marriage which is children, complete fidelity and the bond of unity3. Christ, the eternal covenant, offered himself to the church as a spouse through his death and resurrection. This relationship is the foundations of the sacrament of Matrimony, therefore in this paper I will examine the history, meaning, significance and order of celebration of marriage in the Catholic
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