Ceremony

Dearly beloved wolves: We have come together in the presence of the great spirit
and the great white wolf to witness and bless the joining together of this man
and this woman in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was
established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner
of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee.
It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church,
and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people. The union
of husband and wife in heart, body and mind is intended by God for their mutual
joy; for the help and comfort given one another in property and adversity;
and, when it is God's will, for the procreation of children and their nurture
in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore marriage is not to be entered
into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance
with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.

Therefore as all wolves mate for life we join this woman wolf Eileen
and this man wolf Wayne as one. For one and one in this case do not make two,
rather one and one do in fact make one.

Into this holy union Eileen and Wayne now come to be joined. If any of you can
show just cause why they may not lawfully be married, speak now; or else
forever hold your peace.

I require and charge you both here in the presence of the great spirt
and the white wolf, that if either of you know any reason why you may not be
united in marriage lawfully, and in accordance with God's Word, you do now
confess it.

We come together not to mark the start of a relationship, but to recognize
a bond that already exists. This marriage is one expression of the many
varieties of love. Love is one, though its expressions are infinite.

It is fitting to speak briefly about love. We live in a world of joy and fear
and search for meaning and strength in the seeming disorder. We discover
the truest guideline to our quest when we realize love in all its magnitudes.
Love is the eternal force of life. Love is the force that allows us to
face fear and uncertainty with courage.

But, you must "be of love a little more careful than of anything."

For the giving of yourself in love is difficult, for you must learn to give
of your love without total submission of yourself. Therefore, in your giving,
give your joy, your sadness, your interest, your understanding, your knowledge
-- all expressions that make up life. But in this giving, remember to preserve
yourself -- your integrity, your individuality. This is the challenge of love
within marriage.

Wayne and Eileen, you are marrying because you enjoy each other's company and
because you want to be together. You are marrying because each of you can grow
in humanity and in love more fully while touching the other. You are marrying
because you can be more trusting of life as life mates. Keep this understanding
of your marriage fresh and alive in the days ahead.

In marriage a family comes into being. Be joyful in your family. Bring to your
family an appreciation of the beauty of each other. Bring to your family a
sense of comfort and strength. Bring to your family a joy and thankfulness for
being together.

Marriage is a good estate. Bring to it joy. Bring to it the joy of this hour.
Bring to it the enjoyment of each other

Love is a gift
from out of the stars and into your hearts:
from each of you to the other:
from whom you are and who you become to the
wider circle of family and friends
who are your community;
from each child and parent and caring friend
to you, Eileen ,Wayne;
Love is a gift, a magnificent mystery.
Love is a hard-earned treasure
wrenched from the depths of mortal self-centeredness;
at risk in every open and unspoken conflict;
part of the struggle to give to the other without
giving yourself away;
endlessly demanding of you both repentance
and forgiveness;
every day asking something of you to prove you
are worthy of the grace of such a caring relationship;
Love is a hard-earned treasure, a genuine moral achievement.
Love is a joy
making your eyes light up
and sometimes fill up;
giving you laughter to uplift your souls;
bringing you intense pleasure
at the sound of your beloved's voice
at the very touch of a hand
or lips sweetly embracing;
lifting you from despair and loneliness
to companionship and meaningfulness;
Love is a joy, the richest blessing you can know.
Love is a communion
of your unity with each other;
of your relation to those who are part of
your circle of caring,
children and relatives and friends;
of your feelings for each other
focused in this special moment but enduring
through the past,
in the present,
and into the future;
of our feelings for you
as we have known you,
as we know you now,
as we will know you in the days ahead;
of your ties to the earth,
to air and water and fire,
to worms and winged creatures and wolverine
to woman and man,
to life itself;
Love is a communion, the circle within which we all
live and move and have our being.
Wayne and Eileen:
May all that you are always be in love;
May all that is love always be in you.
May your love be as beautiful on each day
you share as it is on this day of celebration.

Eileen, do you take this man unto you, to be your companion and loved one
for the rest of your life, to cherish and hold to honor and serve until
such time as you go to be again with your babies and the great spirit?

"I DO"

Wayne, do you take this woman unto you, to be your companion and loved one
for the rest of your life, to cherish and hold to honor and serve until
such time as you go to be again with your babies and the great spirit?

"I DO"

Then with the power bestowed by the spirit of the great white wolf
and angel shishi, I now pronounce you husband and wife, mate and mate.

You may kiss the groom.




There Is Love

By Noel Paul Stookey


He is now to be among you
at the calling of your hearts
Rest assured this troubadour
is acting on His part.
The union of your spirits, here,
has caused Him to remain
for whenever two or more of you
are gathered in His name
there is Love, there is Love.

Well, a man shall leave his mother
and a woman leave her home
and they shall travel on to where
the two shall be as one.
As it was in the beginning
is now and til the end
Woman draws her life from man
and gives it back again.
And there is Love, there is Love.

Well then what's to be the reason
for becoming man and wife?
Is it love that brings you here
or love that brings you life?
And if loving is the answer,
then who's the giving for?
Do you believe in something
that you've never seen before?
Oh there is Love, there is Love.

Oh the marriage of your spirits here
has caused Him to remain
for whenever two or more of you
are gathered in His name
there is Love, there is Love.












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