"O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage
that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ
and the Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your
servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other
in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness,
that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace..."
The Book of Common Prayer, page 431
GETTING MARRIED AT COS
Weddings and Holy Unions are joyful and meaningful events at Church of Our Saviour. We blend tradition with personal experience to celebrate the love between two individuals and to bless the new home they are making.
MAKING THE INITIAL INQUIRY
“The Episcopal Church Welcomes You” is the hallmark phrase that defines all our ministries. It is a special joy to plan a wedding for someone already part of our congregation’s life—or a young adult who was raised in the parish. But we also welcome couples who are exploring a spiritual home for their new relationship and may have never been to Church of our Saviour.
Episcopalians have been blessing same-sex unions for many years, and are now thrilled to marry same-sex and LGBTQ couples by canon and secular law.
MARRIAGE PREP WEEKENDS
Group sessions on a Friday night and a morning-to-mid-afternoon on a Saturday help couples open the door to a deeper appreciation of the ceremony itself, and for the personal touches that brides and grooms can bring to this special event in their lives. Clergy, psychologists and other speakers, along with interaction between couples, make Marriage Prep weekends at COS a surprising success for participants.