The Wedding of Charles and Anastasia
The Royal Wedding of Anastasia and Charles
Saint James Abbey, Saint Regina
Queen Anastasia's Dress
A - Anastasia
B - The Arch-Bishop
C - Charles
D - Commentator
E - Congregation
F - Old King Nikolai
D: Welcome to the Royal Icholasen Broadcasting Channel's Coverage of the Royal Wedding. It is estimated 5 million people have tuned in to watch this wedding. The crowd is ecstatic in Nikolai Square as people watch on the large screens or on the small screens at home the wedding of our beloved Queen Anastasia to the strapping Charles of the Imperial Prussian State. Anastasia has pleaded this isn't a diplomatic marriage and she truly loves Charles. Now the Carriage Proceeds past glowing crowds; in awe of the Queen they cheer, waving Icholasen Flags proudly. The Royal Carriage twisted through the ancient streets, streets that are no longer ancient but modern and exciting. Streets that spoke to you; streets that lift you up when you're down. The Carriage has now arrived outside the Abbey. Queen Anastasia steps out.
D: Charlie has walked up the altar where the Arch-Bishop of Regina stood, in ceremonial red religious dress. The onlookers see Anastasia come into the building with a dress no one has seen before designed by a Rechroat, obviously. Anastasia walked down the aisle gracefully as she looks at the large mass of people, including friends and family of course. Anastasia reached the altar with a look of relief. She saw Charlie, her love standing there. The Arch-Bishop began the ceremony.
D: The Arch-Bishop faces the couple and the congregation, the bride on his right and the groom on the left, and addresses all gathered:
B: Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by His presence and first miracle at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and His Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.
B: The union of husband and wife is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given each other in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God?s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.
B: Into this union Anastasia and Charles now come to be joined. If any of you can show just cause why they may not be lawfully wed, speak now, or else forever hold your peace.
D: No one did so then the Arch-Bishop says to Anastasia and Charles:
B: I charge you both, here in the presence of God and the witness of this company, that if either of you know any reason why you may not be married lawfully and in accordance with God?s Word, do now confess it.
D: The Arch-Bishop says to Anastasia:
B: Anastasia, will you have this man to be your husband; to live together with him in the covenant of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful unto him as long as you both shall live?
A: I will.
B: Charles, will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together with her in the covenant of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful unto her as long as you both shall live?
C: I will.
D: The Arch-Bishop addresses the congregation, saying:
B: Will all of you witnessing these promises do all in your power to uphold these two persons in their marriage?
E: We will.
D: The Arch-Bishop says:
B: Who gives this woman to be married to this man?
F: She gives herself, with the blessing of her mother and father.
(A hymn follows as Icholasen is a Maritime Nation it is Eternal Father)
D: Here are the vows, the best bit!
D: Charles faces Anastasia and takes her right hand in his, then says:
B: In the name of God, I, Charles, take you, Anastasia, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
D: They drop hands. Anastasia then takes his right hand in hers, then says:
B: In the name of God, I, Anastasia Queen of Icholasen, take you, Charles, to be my husband, to have and to hold form this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until we are parted by death. This is my solemn vow.
D: They drop hands.
D: The Arch-Bishop is asking for God?s blessing on the rings:
B: Bless, O Lord, these rings as a symbol of the vows by which this man and this woman have bound themselves to each other; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
E: The Congregations says Amen.
D: Charles places the ring on the left ring-finger of Anastasia's hand, saying:
C: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
D: Anastasia places the ring on the left ring-finger of the groom?s hand, saying:
A: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
D: Then the Arch-Bishop joins Anastasia's right hand and Charles' right hand, saying:
B: Now that Anastasia and Charles have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, with the joining of hands and the giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
B: Those whom God has joined together, let no one put asunder.
D: The Arch-Bishop directs the congregation to stand, saying:
B: Let us stand and pray together the words our Savior taught us.
D: The congregation stands:
All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
D: The Arch-Bishop then directs the congregation to sit, the couple to kneel.
D: The Arch-Bishop blesses the kneeling couple.
B: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve and keep you; the Lord mercifully with his favor look upon you, and fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace; that you may faithfully live together in this life, and in the age to come have life everlasting. Amen.
D: The Arch-Bishop addressed all gathered.
B: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
E: And also with you.
D: Anastasia and Charles stand and face each other. The Arch-Bishop speaks:
B: Anastasia and Charles, having witnessed your vows of love to one another, it is my joy to present you to all gathered here as husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.
D: They kiss and exit. Thanks for watching the Royal Wedding on RIBC, after this the Royals and their Guests will have a Dinner, which cannot be televised, but RIBC news will keep you covered if there are any developments. Thanks again for tuning into RIBC.