[APG Public List] Preferred time of year for Catholic marriages

amy at amyjohnsoncrow.com amy at amyjohnsoncrow.com
Thu Oct 7 10:10:49 MDT 2010


I vaguely remembered this from my RCIA days. Here is a reference to it
from the online version of the Catholic Encyclopedia:

"Marriages in the Greek Church take place after the celebration of the
Liturgy, and, as in the West, the season of Lent is a forbidden time."

So it would appear that marriages are not to be performed in either the
Greek or the Roman churches during Lent.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09703b.htm

Amy Johnson Crow, CG,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio


On Thu, October 7, 2010 11:42 am, Aunt Lizzie's Trunk wrote:

> Having been raised Catholic, I am quite surprised to hear this. Do you
> have documentation?
>
> Nora
>
>
> LBoswell wrote:
>
>> there was (is still?) a definite preference for Catholics as to
>> preferred times of the year for marriages.  Could it be related to her
>> religious faith?
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Michael John Neill <mailto:mjnrootdig at gmail.com>
>> *To:* APG APG Public <mailto:apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
>> *Sent:* Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:44 AM
>> *Subject:* [APG Public List] mid-late 19th Century Marriage Time
>> Preferences?
>>
>>
>> My newly "found" aunt has five (so far) documentable marriage
>> dates between 1856 and 1883. Each marriage took place in either February
>> or March, which seemed a little coincidental. Has anyone noticed
>> anything in the way of "preferences" or tendencies for the time of a
>> year for marriages during this time period? Or was it just that this
>> lady apparently preferred marrying during those months. These marriages
>> took place in Nebraska and Iowa. Aunt Emma has at least one other
>> marriage, but I just don't have a date.
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
>> --
>> ------------------------------------
>> Michael John Neill
>> Casefile Clues-Genealogy How-Tos
>> http://www.casefileclues.com
>>




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