We missed attending one of my dear ex student Arun Fijardo’s (tasmac MBA 2003) Church wedding recently in Goa. And so it was nice to be invited for a Church wedding by our family friends this evening at Pune. Their son was getting married. When we reached the venue the Church looked majestic, bright yet serene – a spiritual ambience.
During the marriage ceremony the reverend pastor spoke about the young couple who were to be joined in marriage. The choir sung soulful hymns which added a harmonious dimension. The readings from the Bible were profound in their wisdom and seemed apt for the occasion. The choir also conveyed to the couples’ family and friends about the importance the couple attaches to their relationship to God.
The marriage was solemnized by the bride and groom with the words “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse. For richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part” — The Book of Common Prayer: Solemnization of Matrimony
Finally the organist struck a joyful note as the bride and the groom walked arm-in-arm down the aisle. For us the entire ceremony was a divine experience and we wish the young couple a long and happy married life.