Is marriage a sacrament?
The Sacrament of Marriage is a lasting commitment of a man and a woman to a lifelong partnership, established for the good of each other and the procreation of their children. Marriage is different to most of the Sacraments which are conferred by a priest, or bishop.
What type of sacrament is marriage?
In Catholicism marriage is a sacrament that a baptized man and a baptized woman administer to each other through their marriage vows and lifelong partnership.
How is natural marriage distinguished from the sacramental marriage?
Sacramental marriage must be professed before and accepted by the Christian community, whereas natural marriage is professed before and accepted by the natural-i.e., the secular-com- munity.
What does the catechism say about marriage?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage.
Where in the Bible does it say that Jesus is the bridegroom?
In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist speaks of Jesus Christ as the bridegroom and mentions the bride. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: thus my joy therefore is fulfilled.