The clergy are most eager to speak with anyone regarding Holy Matrimony as it is set forth in this Church’s Book of Common Prayer. The best way to begin is to contact a member of the clergy via telephone: 718-625-4126, or email: email@example.com.
Because the Church is the Community of Christians and not a building or venue, being “married in the Church” speaks primarily of celebrating marriage in the context of the Christian community, be it gathered in a sacred building or some other fitting place. The Church recognizes and honors non-Christian, even “secular” marriages.” To be “married in the Church” at least one of the couple must be a baptized Christian.
Marriage ceremonies solemnized at St. Paul’s follow the provisions of The Episcopal Church.
Christian Marriage is understood to be a “life-long union,” and therefore if there has been any previous marriage the matter must be addressed fully with the priest, and only with the petitioned permission of the Diocesan Bishop may the matter proceed. (There is no fee nor formal “tribunal” involved, but the process may take a few months to accomplish, and does not guarantee the bishop’s consent.)