Sunday, 4 September 2011

Ad Uxorem

But all of this finds its expression in the marriage of my friends. From the beginning of the order of service:

How can I ever express the happiness of the marriage that is joined together by the Church strengthened by an offering, sealed by a blessing, announced by angels and ratified by the Father? ... How wonderful the bond between two believers with a single hope, a single desire, a single observance, a single service! They are both brethren and both fellow-servants; there is no separation between them in spirit or flesh; in fact they are truly two in one flesh and where the flesh is one, one is the spirit.

Turtulliam
Ad Uxorem II, VIII, 6-8

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