The new texts for marriage and burial rites for the Ordinariates have been approved. Seems very similar to what we have in the Canadian Book of Common Prayer, though I have not read through it all. Here’s the text and the beautiful opening.
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the
presence of this congregation, to witness the joining together of this
man and this woman in Holy Matrimony; which is an honourable
estate, instituted of God himself, signifying unto us the mystical union
that is betwixt Christ and his Church; which holy estate Christ
adorned and beautified with his presence, and first miracle that he
wrought, in Cana of Galilee, and is commended in Holy Writ to be
honourable among all men; and therefore is not by any to be
enterprised, nor taken in hand, unadvisedly, lightly, or wantonly; but
reverently, discreetly, soberly, and in the fear of God, duly considering
the causes for which Matrimony was ordained.
First, it was ordained for the increase of mankind according to the will
of God, and that children might be brought up in the fear and nurture
of the Lord, and to the praise of his holy Name.
By the way, I’ve been posting quite a bit at The Anglo-Catholic. Sorry for the light blogging here.
Here’s Msgr. Andrew Burnham who is chairman? of the international commission working on a consistent Ordinariate liturgy.