The Revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony

In November 2013, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the English translation for the revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony (1991). It was sent to the Holy See for approval (“recognitio”), which was granted on June 29, 2015.

On February 2, 2016, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB, issued a Decree of Publication for the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. He wrote that this ritual text “may be published and used in the Liturgy as of September 8, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From that day forward, no other English edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used in the diocese of the United States.”

The Spanish language edition of this rite, Ritual del Matrimonio, had already been published by the USCCB in 2010.

The Liturgy Office of England and Wales has published online resources for celebrating Matrimony, as well as resources for the retranslated rite of Confirmation.







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  1. In England and Wales it is for immediate use and mandatory from Easter. My copy is nicely bound.

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