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Cord of Three Strands Ceremony (God's Knot)

Cord of Three Strands Ceremony (God's Knot)
February 22, 2016

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."


Ecclesiastes 4:12


This passage from Ecclesiastes illustrate the importance of Christian companionship. Two Christians that are bound together in Christ are stronger than the individuals themselves. Marriage is about more than the union of one man and one woman. the Bible teaches us that God performs a miracle in our marriage, uniting us together in a covenant relationship with Him as one. The Cord of Three Strands is a symbol of that sacred union created on your wedding day. 


What is the Cord of Three Strands? 

The Cord of Three Strands ceremony symbolizes the joining of one man and one woman by God into a marriage relationship. Marriage takes three; you, your soon-to-be spouse, and God. It wa God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage. 

This ceremony is a great addition to a traditional wedding ceremony. It adds a truly unique element to your ceremony that your family and friends will remember.  It is also a nie substitute of the Unity Candle. The Cord of Three Strands works well as a substitute in an outdoor setting. 

How it works:

During the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom braid the Cord of Three Strands together. The groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together, symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife. While braiding the Cord, your officiant or minister will read an explanation of the ceremony. You may also play music or have a song sung during the ceremony. 

What is the significance of the three colors?

Gold Strand - Represents God

The divinity of God represents in Gold. this covenant relationship is initiated by Him, will be built under His authority, and i intended to glorify Him. 

Purple Stands - Represents the Groom 

As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in Purple. As the husband loves his wife and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will demonstate His great love in the marriage relationship. 

White Strand - Represents the Bride

Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represemted in white. As the wife honors her husband and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture and strenghen the marriage relationship. 

The Cord of Three Strands set may by purchased online at The Cord of Three Strands may be purchased online.



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