Unformatted text preview: the gift offered by the woman's father (and family). The strong symbol is that the family understands where this gift has come from and is placing this gift back into the Creator's hand who in turn places the bride's hand in the groom's hand. Notice even further the imagery, after the man makes his solemn promise, the bride and groom release hands and she, the bride, willingly places her hand into the groom's hand signifying that she willing accepts the man. Dynamic symbolism not to miss. They loose hands. The Archbishop blesses the ring: Bless, O Lord, this ring, and grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to each other, and abide in thy peace and favour, and live together in love until their lives' end. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Prince William takes the ring and places it upon the fourth finger of Catherine's left hand. Prince William says after the Archbishop: With this ring I thee wed; with my body I thee honour; and all my worldly goods with thee I share: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. The ring unites the marriage vows as a catalyst for commemoration. This symbol is for both the married couple and outside observers. It reminds the couple of the commitment and shoul...
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- Spring '14
- Prince William, Catherine Middleton