In today’s session at the church with the mom’s group, we talked about matrimony and holy orders via symbolon. Interesting topic. Marriage and holy orders are sacraments of service and communion.
Marriage is a sacrament between a man and woman. One of the many sacraments in the church. Marriage means you are living in supernatural mode. It reflects Christ’s union of the church. Marriage is indissoluble. An annulment is not a catholic divorce. It just means that the marriage never took place. Marriage is an example of God’s love. Like Christ loves the church, and husband and wife. The four key aspects of marriage include free, total, faithful and fruitful. The marital bond is a permanent relationship and cannot be broken. Consent is required both internally and externally to be free. This marital sacrament is between two baptized people who are called by God to form a union of love to symbolize the union of love between Christ and his Church.
Holy Orders is a sacrament where people become deacons, priests or bishops. They have a special calling. They are anointed by God to serve the people in the church. These people take the vow to be celibate. They share God’s will and share the great love story. The symbols of Holy Orders are oil and the laying- on-of-hands. The oil does signify that the one anointed has been called by God to a special service. The laying-on-of- hands indicate that the Church has approved the anointed to perform this service.