"What do the rites of the church mean for people of the twenty-first century ? How can they help us lead our lives each day ? How will they bring us closer to God ? These pastorally oriented booklets address crucial life-issues and answer often-asked questions with sensitivity, simplicity, and clarity. They weave the meaning of Anglican teaching and liturgy into the fabric of everyday life and work, offering the gifts of the church while honouring the experience of the reader. Designed as handouts for inquirers, or resources for individual reading or group study, all four booklets include short 'stories' from Canadian Anglicans telling what the liturgies mean to them. In addition, the booklet on marriage offers questions for reflection and marriage preparation". -- back cover.
Contents: What is a wedding ? -- Amelia's and Mark's story / Amelia Leckey and Mark Bailey -- Everything so far -- A day to celebrate -- The Proclamation of the Word -- The betrothal -- Di's and John's story / Di Hardacre and John Marshall -- The wedding -- Elements of life together -- Sandy's amd Shane's story / Sandy Knight and Shane Snider -- What will be.
Author is an Anglican priest in Oakville, Ontario.