The Christian marriage.
It is for that reason that the remarriage of a divorced person, already married
at the church is not possible. However, after the civil remarriage, they can ask one
time of prayer which avoids any ambiguity with the rite of the wedding sacrament. We also can, in certain cases, very rare, ask for the
cancellation of the first
The very official conditions are the following ones:
Papers to be supplied are: the birth certificate, the baptismal certificate, and the certificate of civil marriage (in country where it exists)
As such, the marriage demand a preparation: three meetings in the Center of Preparation for the Marriage (CPM) where meetings between engaged people, on one hand and married couples, on the other hand. The engaged have to meet a priest to prepare the ceremony and their married life, and possibly learn, if necessary for the Christian faith. At the end of this meeting, they draft a declaration of wedding intention, "a project of life which integrates the commitments"
are some points of new liturgies of the
marriage, put down by Benoît XVI on July 2006.
- the exemptions for disparity of cult will be delivered that after interview maintenance and examination of the motivation of the couple
- the not baptized catholic person will have to make a commitment to prepare their catéchuménat
- The couples will have to make a commitment clearly has to raise up their children in the catholic faith
- the preparation for the marriage is compulsory. It is organized by bishop's palaces and organizations of the priest hood, in association with the couples (in group, with the celebrant, on several days or over several months)
- The ceremony is centred with more importance on the commitment of the couple for the fidelity
- The importance of the Saint
rested during the ceremony - The laying on of hands of the celebrant on those of the couple is important, it symbolizes the union of the Church and the couple.
you can see on http://www.divorceinfo.com/catholic.htm wich give a lot of linkx about this question.
""The marriage, in Protestant theology, is one of the privileged domains in which make visibiled the articulation of the spiritual and the social. From its point of view, "yes" in front of the mayor is also "yes" in front of God. There is no dichotomy between both. There is no "yes" civilian to whom would come to be added one "yes" monk, no more than there is "yes" monk who would also be one "yes" civilian. It is also the reason for which the legal obligation of the anteriority of the civil marriage on the church wedding was never felt, by the Protestantism, as an obstacle or a constraint. So, the role of the religious celebration of the marriage is not to marry the interested, because they are already walked past the mayor and because they are so opened in front of the society to which they belong.""
( translated from http://www.chaunyps.fr/.../le-...-point-de-vue-protestant/ )
The ceremony takes place about as that of the catholic marriage, but the Protestant church does not consider it as a sacrament. The commitment between the couple is concretized by a letter
handed to the minister before the ceremony.
Some good addresses about the Protestant marriage:
Annulement of a first
Indissolubility: the same principle, the union realized too fast without awareness of the eternal (!) love....
Also, if one of the two got married only to take of it an advantage (to acquire a nationality, or a title, or a fortune, or only to use his(her) spouse to quench his sexual urges without giving itself for all that to him, or still the one who would continue to live exactly as if he was a bachelor and if the spouse did not exist).
All this must be presented to the Bishop with supporting evidence, and will be submited to an eclesiastic tribunal...
A complete information is done, for exemple in :