The Sacrament of Matrimony

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding... Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.

— John, chapter 2 (NRSV)


Marriage is a joyful sacramental act in the Episcopal Church. A wedding is preceded by several preparation meetings with the Rector for which a couple should normally allow at least 3-6 months, depending on their circumstances. Usually, at least one member of the couple should have a relationship with St. Paul’s. A wedding date should not be set without consulting with the Rector regarding the Church calendar first.