God's Cross Unity Ceremony
God's Cross is a beautiful sculpture. It's a lovely addition to a Christian couple's home. It's something you can have in your home throughout your marriage. It may simply be something to adorn your home or you may need it to give you strength with times get tough. Those tough time are just life. It may have nothing to do with your marriage, you simply need a reminder of our own faith and the power of prayer. A Christian marriage works because both of you have our own faith in God and then you join ourselves together with your faith in common.
What is the Unity Cross?
The Unity Cross, or God's Cross, is a cross in 3 parts that you assemble as part of your wedding ceremony. The outer form of the Unity Cross represents the strength, leadership, and protection of the man. The bride's piece of the Unity Cross represents the beauty and the many capabilities of the woman. The brides piece is designed with intricate, beautiful detail and is placed inside the protection of the groom's cross. When they put the two pieces together, it represents the two becoming one. The Sculpture is held together by 3 pins. One for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, or one for the Bride, Groom, and God.
Below are 3 script options for ceremony. They can also be re-written any way you like.
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God’s Cross Unity Ceremony Script
At this time, Name and Name will assemble the Unity Cross, a beautiful sculpture they will display in their home to remind them of the covenant they are making today.
In Genesis chapter 1, we read that God created man in His own image. That means that He created man bold, strong, to be a leader, to be a protector of his wife and family.
Holding the groom's piece of the Unity Cross, Officiant says:
The outer form of the Unity Cross represents the strength, leadership, and protection of the man. The book of Ephesians reminds husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church, totally and completely giving himself for her.
At this time the Officiant hands the piece to the groom and he places his cross onto the base.
Holding the bride's piece of the cross, the officiant says:
The Book of Genesis Chapter 2 Verses 20-23 tells us that the woman was taken from man. The bride's piece of the Unity Cross represents the beauty and the many capabilities of the woman, designed with intricate, beautiful detail and is placed inside the protection of the groom's cross, completing the sculpture and representing the Two Becoming One.
At this time, the officiant hands the bride her piece of the cross and she places it into the center of the man's cross.
To complete this sculpture, representing the couple's covenant, we are placing three pegs to hold it together. These pegs represent the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, showing God's place in this covenant and the security and completeness that only our Heavenly Father can give.
At this time the three pegs will be placed into the Unity Cross, completing the sculpture.
The scriptures tell us that a three-stranded cord is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Matthew 19: 5-6 says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."