Catholic wedding readings
Below you will find a list of readings for Catholic weddings. The readings are listed here with a descriptive title and the Biblical citation.
Male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-28, 31)
The two of them become one body. (Genesis 2:18-24)
In his love for Rebekah, Isaac found solace after the death of his mother. (Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67)
May the Lord of heaven prosper you both.
May he grant you mercy and peace. (Tobit 7:9-10, 11-15)
Allow us to live together to a happy old age. (Tobit 8:5-7)
The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31)
Stern as death is love. (Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16; 8:6-7)
Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens,
the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home. (Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16)
I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. (Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a)
The psalms were written as songs. The responsorial psalm is the assembly's response to the Word of God; In the following list of responsorial psalms for weddings, the title is the assembly's response.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord (Psalm 33:12, 18, 20-21, 22)
I will bless the Lord at all times (Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9)
The Lord is kind and merciful (Psalm 103:1-2, 8, 13, 17-18)
Happy are those who do what the Lord commands (Psalm 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-7, 7-8, 9)
Happy are those who fear the Lord (Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5)
The Lord is compassionate to all his creatures (Psalm 145:8-9, 10, 15, 17-18)
Let all praise the name of the Lord (Psalm 148:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14)
What will separate us from the love of Christ? (Romans 8:31-35, 37-39).
Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. (Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 [long form] or Romans 12:1-2, 9-13 [short form])
Welcome one another as Christ welcomed you. (Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13)
Your body is a temple of the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20)
If I do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:8)
This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church. (Ephesians 5:2, 21-33 [long form] or Ephesians 5:2, 25-32 [short form])
The God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:4-9)
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection. (Colossians 3:12-17)
Let marriage be held in honor by all. (Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b)
Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another. (1 Peter 3:1-9)
Love in deed and in truth (1 John 3:18-24)
God is love (1 John 4:7-12)
Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:1, 5-9)
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. (Matthew 5:1-12)
You are the light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16)
A wise man built his house on rock. (Matthew 7:21, 24-29 [long form] or Matthew 7:21, 24-25 [short form])
What God has united, man must not separate. (Matthew 19:3-6)
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it. (Matthew 22:35-40)
They are no longer two, but one flesh. (Mark 10:6-9)
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee. (John 2:1-11)
Remain in my love. (John 15:9-12)
This is my commandment: love one another. (John 15:12-16)
That they may be brought to perfection as one. (John 17:20-26 [long form] or 17:20-23 [short form])
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