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Adam Frieberg and Heidi Haverkamp's wedding guests try to sing a processional hymn while the couple walks in. Courtesy of Heidi Haverkamp

Church(y) weddings

When worship is the main event

Our wedding issue also includes B. J. Hutto on truth-telling about Christian weddings, Katherine Willis Pershey on a parishioner who got ordained online, and Celeste Kennel-Shank on the challenges of interfaith weddings.

Nadia Stefko and I got married in her hometown, at an Episcopal church we had no particular connection to. “You are free to personalize the service in a number of ways,” the rector explained in our first conversation. “But we do require that you include at least one reading from the Bible.”

Nadia smiled. “How about three of them, plus a psalm? We’ve already narrowed it down to five or six choices.”


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