September 5, 2008

Get your feet wet??

I have consulted with several up coming brides on incorporating a feet washing ceremony into their wedding. I love the idea because of the symbolism that is shows.

There is a strong biblical reference that originates from John 13:1-17, where Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. Feet washing is an image of love grounded in self-giving service, humbleness & serving one another, your family & community.

The ceremony is incorporated into the traditional wedding ceremony but it involves the officiant, the bride & groom, a bowl & pitcher.

I have seen a foot washing ceremony once at a wedding, & I understand the symbolism and looking forward to incorporating this rite of passage for upcoming weddings!!

Photo credit: flickr & urbanseed

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