The Unity Cross

The Unity Cross

Unity CrossThe Unity Cross is a unique way to add special personal touch to your wedding ceremony.  It signifying the two of you coming together as one in marriage as represented by the two pieces of the cross that are put together by the couple during the ceremony.  At the end the Officiant puts the final pegs, locking this beautiful sculpture together.

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Script #1

We will now assemble The Unity Cross.  This beautiful sculpture is a lasting reminder of that Spouse1 and Spouse2 have come together with their faith in Christ, beginning their life long journey as one.

The two difference pieces represent each one of you.  The special unique qualities that each of you bring to this marriage.  How you both must work together to stay strong in the face of adversity.

The couple brings their hearts and faith in Christ together, joining their pieces of the Unity Cross and demonstrating their commitment to each other.  Place this sacred art piece in a place that both of you have chosen.  May it remind you of today.  And I ask you, that together on the anniversary of this special day, that together you come come and thank each other for another year together, remind each other how much you love on another, and be thankful of the love that binds you together.

Thus completing the sculpture… and the two shall become one.

Script #2

At this time, Spouse1 and Spouse2 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, the pastor 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 pastor hands the piece to the groom and he places his cross onto the base.)

(Holding the bride’s piece of the cross, the pastor says: )

As well, Genesis (Genesis 2:20-23) 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 pastor 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 untied 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.

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Unity Cross sample Script #3

Unity Cross Wedding Ceremony Guide (more of a personal chat with the Bride and Groom)

(Bride first name) and (Grooms first name), Having recited your vows and exchanging rings you have chosen to enter into the Covenant of marriage. The Lord is passionate about the sanctity of marriage and this covenant is based on the covenant that God has made with all of us.

Today, your journey begins anew…

The covenant that you are making today is a three part covenant. (Bride first name), (Grooms first name) and our Lord Jesus Christ. Through this covenant, from this moment forward you will both be together on your journey through life and you will never be alone.

In Hebrews the Lord tells us that he will never leave you nor will He forsake you. In this passage His words are meant to be a comfort for us. In this verse He is talking about going thru life and keeping ourselves focused on what is really important.

Things like the real – True Meaning of Love.

1 Corinthians defines love as, being Patient, Kind, not jealous, not bragging nor arrogant, not seeking our own way. Love is not being provoked, not keeping track of the wrongs that you suffer, not rejoicing in unrighteousness but love is rejoicing when the truth wins. Bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, and enduring all things. The Lord goes on to tell us that Love never dies and our knowledge of God and His love will be incomplete until He arrives in His total completeness. Then and only then will our incompletes and imperfections be cancelled.

But until that moment happens we have 3 things to lead us as we journey through life. We should Trust steadily in God, Hope unswervingly and Love extravagantly. And the greatest of these 3 is Love.

Summing this up, Through love….He freely gives us all of these things so we will know that He is always with us, He keeps us grounded,   and that in Him we have all that we will ever need no matter what we experience or what we face.

(Bride first name) and (Grooms first name), throughout life you will experience really exciting victories, many joyous events, and mountain top moments. During these times, remember that the Lord is there to celebrate with you.

Also, throughout life you will go through times of tough decisions, heart breaking moments, and it may seem like you are walking through the deepest of valleys.   It is at these times that you will need to remember that the Lord is also with you then. It is during these moments that, He will be your Strength, He will be your rock, and He will be your refuge. He will be there to carry you both through and He will never break covenant with you. You will be able to turn to His word, for He freely gives wisdom to those who ask. His word is true and it never changes. His word is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Now walk with me —In Jeremiah 1 verse 5 He says that He knew you both before you born and Jeremiah 29 verse 11 He says that he has plans for your lives, Plans for you both to prosper, Plans that are amazing and unimaginable. More than that His word tells us that He created you for His purposes.

Now this is the really interesting part.

Since He knew you before you were born, and He knew exactly what and who you would need to help you on your life’s journey …… He created you both, one for the other.

Let’s Stop for a moment and think about that…

He created you both with plans for your lives that were planned out before you were born. Knowing that you would need each other to accomplish all that He has planned for you; you both were born, you grew up, you lived life and then you met each other and here you both stand uniting your lives together as one.

He created you for this very moment in time…… Can you see how amazing that is?

To demonstrate your becoming one in this 3 part covenant, You both have chosen to assemble The Unity Cross. One piece of the cross Representing You (Grooms first name), and one piece of the cross representing you – (Bride first name). When assembled together completing the Cross it represents the Two of you becoming one with Christ creating a memory of this day that will last a lifetime.

(The officiant now holds up the OUTER piece of the cross so everyone can see it and states the following)

(Grooms first name), the outer piece of the cross represents you. It is strong and bold. It represents your roll as the leader and protector of your family. As referenced in the book of Ephesians you are reminded to love (Bride first name) as Christ Loved the Church, totally and completely giving yourself for her. (Officiate will hand the outer piece of the cross to the groom and the groom will insert it into the base.)

(The officiate now holds up the CENTER piece of the cross so everyone can see it and states the following)

In Genesis 2 the scripture tells us that Woman was created from one of the ribs of man.

(Bride first name), the inside piece of the cross represents you. It is delicate and it is beautiful… it represents your many capabilities and how God created you with such intricate detail and how you fit perfectly inside the protection of (Grooms first name).

(Bride now inserts the center cross into the center of the Groom’s cross.)

(The officiate now holds up the THREE PEGS so everyone can see them and states the following)

These three pegs represent the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. They represent how the Lord holds together this covenant with His security and the Completeness that only our Heavenly Father can give. We will insert the pegs completing the sculpture showing God’s place in (Bride first name), and (Grooms first name), covenant.

(The Officiate will now insert the pegs.)

Matthew 19 5-6 says “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, So, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

The Unity Cross signifies the wedding covenant. It is a lasting reminder of the Bride and Groom coming together with their faith in Christ, beginning their life long journey as one.

The bold outer cross represents the Groom. He is the strength and cover for his family and home, yet without his Bride, incomplete.

The intricate inner cross represents the Bride, beautiful and multi-facetted, she brings her creative abilities and wisdom.

The couple brings their hearts and faith in Christ together, joining their pieces of the Unity Cross and demonstrating their commitment to each other.

Thus completing the sculpture… and the two shall become one.

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