Marriage

The Sacrament of Matrimony

The Sacrament of Matrimony — this is the union of a man and woman witnessed by God and witnesses of the Church. They vow to love and honor one another for their entire lives, to welcome children, and raise them.

The marriage, which a man and woman create for their entire lives as a joint union, is dedicated to the welfare of the married couple, and for the bearing and raising of children. Essential qualities of the marriage, which need to be known and accepted unconditionally by marrying Christians are: unity and indissolubility. In other words, the union is formed only once, and no human power can dissolve it. God himself said that a marriage of two baptized people can not be broken. „They are no longer two, but are one body. What God has joined, let no man put asunder.“ (Mt 19, 6). In a marriage ,a man and a woman are equal partners, one devoted to the other, serving, and prepared to be open to the gift of life, and to raise any children together.

Vilniaus arkivyskupijos kurija, Šventaragio 4, Vilnius, Lietuva

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