Question: Is it true that a priest takes off his wedding right when he serves? Why?
Answer: In the tradition of our Church before ordination the candidate takes off his wedding ring and no longer wears it. One can explain this, first, that one has been raised to a new rank: he’s symbolically betrothed to the Church. Second, clergy should not wear any worldly jewelry, even if it symbolically demonstrates his marital relationship.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
A Priests's Wedding Ring
Q & A with Fr Job: