JP010 – The Sacrament of Marriage – Title XVI, Chap. VII (can. 776-866/CCEO)


Course Information

Professor: Georges-Henri Ruyssen, SJ gruyssen@gmail.com

Program: Mar. I-II [+ Ven I-II da 4/X a 8/XI], 1° sem., 3 cr., 4,5 ECTS


  • Marriage according the order of creation and the order of redemption
  • Introductory canons to Marriage (ends, essential properties, sacramentality, applicable law)
  • Pastoral care and those things that must precede the celebration of Marriage
  • Impediments in general and specifically, and their dispensation
  • Mixed Marriage
  • Matrimonial consent and its defects
  • Canonical form for the celebration of Marriage: ordinary and extraordinary form
  • Convalidation of Marriage: sanatio simplex, sanatio in radice
  • Dissolution of the bond: ratum et non consummatum, Pauline privilege, Petrine privilege
  • Separation of the spouses manente vinculo


Attain a first and accurate understanding of the oriental canon discipline on matrimony, in confrontation with its latin counterpart CIC, considering its importance for marriage nullity.


J. Prader, Il matrimonio in Oriente e in Occidente, Kanonika 1, Roma 2003;


Aa.Vv., Il matrimonio nel Codice dei Canoni delle Chiese Orientali, Vaticano 1994;


D. Salachas, Il sacramento del matrimonio nel Nuovo Diritto Canonico delle Chiese Orientali, Roma-Bologna 1994;


V.J. Pospishil, Eastern Catholic Marriage Law. According to the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches, New York 1991;


L. Sabbarese, Il matrimonio canonico nell’ordine della natura e della grazia. Commento al Codice di Diritto Canonico, Libro IV, Parte I, Titolo VII, Roma 2006.