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BLESSING OF RINGS AND EXCHANGE OF RINGS AND COINS, VEIL AND CORD IMPOSITION
May the Lord bless + these rings which you give to each other as a sign of your love, fidelity, and compassion (and these coins as a sign of their mutual assistance to one another.
(Groom) N., take this ring as a sign of my love, fidelity, and compassion. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
(Bride)N., take this ring as a sign of my love, fidelity, and compassion. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
(Groom) N., receive these coins. They are tokens of the care and compassion that extends beyond those things that may be lacking, yet necessary, in our home.
(Bride) I accept these coins.
(Bride) I accept these coins as a sign of your care and compassion that extends even beyond all those events we may enjoy in our home
If a Unity Candle ceremony is desire, it would be inserted here before the Veil and Cord.
(Imposition of Cord with prayer) May this cord remind you to face your life together courageously and to be mutual in support of each other in carrying out your duties and responsibilities as a couple.
(Imposition of Veil with prayer) Lord, with this veil, which represents this couple's union and mutual surrender to each other, may you always protect N. and N. from any harm and strengthen them to provide continuous moral and spiritual support to each other and their children. May they remain loyal helpmates to each other as they carry life's burden with joy.
The Prayer of the Faithful, Nuptial Blessing and Our Father follow after which the Cord and Veil are removed.