Foot Washing Ceremony

Why not have a feet washing ceremony at your wedding? Yes, this would be different and unusual for some. But, for Christians whom have experience feet washing in church this is not unusual. A “Foot Washing” represents when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet and told them to do the same.  This scripture is found in John 13:1-7.

A Feet Washing ceremony would represent these three things:

  1. The love you share
  2. The humility you both have
  3. The honor and respect for one another

Jesus washing his disciples’ feet John 13:1-7 scripture goes as following:

It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clotting, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”

Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

Reading this scripture would be a perfect start to the Foot Washing Ceremony. The items that would be needed are as following:

  • A picture of water
  • A bowl
  • A towel or sponge
  • A drying off towel

The bride and groom would sit on a bench or chair and take off their shoes, put the towel or sponge into the bowl, pour water on the top of the towel or sponge, gently wash each other’s feet, dry each other’s feet with a dry towel, and place their shoes back on.

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