Orthodox wedding: what we know about him?

Orthodox wedding — this is the rite, which dreams of every girl. Yes, it's about the wedding, and not about the regular registration in the registry office, for the wedding — it's a marriage before God. And we believe that only such a marriage will be happy, and certainly the only one, sincerely hope that the wedding will save us from a possible divorce after they met, will help you find and keep for years to come understanding.

 

It is associated with no explainable expectations and excitement — only a wedding can create an invisible but strong and touching relationship between newlyweds. Not for nothing is this rite to church sacraments, it really brings some mystery, as in the figurative and in the literal sense: many of us on this ceremony did not know almost nothing.

Meanwhile, the wedding — a rather complicated ritual that requires some training. It is in the 19th century, it was possible to arrive at night in any little church and secretly married (according to Alexander Pushkin and other writers-classicists), now it's different.

Conditions for the newlyweds

First you will need to show proof of marriage, the priest, and the couple must be baptized. The Church does not approve of any marriage. Well, if the wedding was prehistory dating — then no problem. But in most cases, prohibited relationship with consanguinity or relatives. Since blood is clear, but on the spiritual worth explaining. By spiritual relatives are the godparents of one child. Or another situation: if one of your parents — cross your spouse, then you (and her husband) also will be a spiritual family. To the wedding took place between these people, you can refer to the Diocese, he may give permission (written).

In order to place a marriage between people of different faiths, it is necessary that non-Christian Orthodoxy. If you or your husband / wife does not stick to the Orthodox branch of Christianity, Catholic or Protestant, you will also need a permit Metropolitan. On top of this, and will take a written undertaking that the children in the family will be brought up in the spirit of Orthodoxy.

Well, one, it is quite reasonable, the condition — the couple have to reach the age of consent (for the groom — 18 years, for the bride — 16). And do not forget that in my life can only get married three times.

When can I get married?

Perhaps a ceremony in one of the 4 days of the week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. But during the days-long positions (Christmas, Great, Petrova and Assumption) to marry you, no one will. Usually, the couple prefer to pass this ordinance immediately after the marriage, but the priests are advised to hurry up and do this step only if you are absolutely sure that your dating — for a serious relationship, not just a fleeting passion, based on carnal feelings. Many couples accomplishes this ceremony after the birth of first child, and some even after years of living together.

Choosing a location depends on the wedding honeymoon, if you want, the ceremony was a truly festive and memorable, it is best to contact the largest cathedral, and if you want to make it go in a quiet and modest surroundings — choose a small church. It is also advisable to choose a priest who would prefer the newlyweds.

Preparations for the wedding

A few days before the ceremony, you need to go to church, be sure to confession and communion. On the day of the wedding can not eat and have sex. Get ready to starve to lunch (the wedding is held after the service, plus the ceremony lasts about an hour). Prepare everything you need for the ceremony in advance:
• rings (one gold, the other — Silver)
• a cross,
• wedding candles (book in the same church where you want to get married)
• wedding icon (the picture of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, always honored)
• 2 white towels (one couple will stand, and the other hand they povyazhut)
• 4 handkerchiefs (one of each couple and the witnesses in order to keep the candles and wreaths)
• white dress for the bride, but if the shoulders are open, cape and more perelinu, head should always be covered.

How is the wedding?

Perhaps a ceremony in one of the 4 days of the week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. But during the days-long positions (Christmas, Great, Petrova and Assumption) to marry you, no one will. Usually, the couple prefer to pass this ordinance immediately after the marriage, but the priests are advised to hurry up and do this step only if you are absolutely sure that your dating — for a serious relationship, not just a fleeting passion, based on carnal feelings. Many couples accomplishes this ceremony after the birth of first child, and some even after years of living together.

Choosing a location depends on the wedding honeymoon, if you want, the ceremony was a truly festive and memorable, it is best to contact the largest cathedral, and if you want to make it go in a quiet and modest surroundings — choose a small church. It is also advisable to choose a priest who would prefer the newlyweds.

Preparations for the wedding

A few days before the ceremony, you need to go to church, be sure to confession and communion. On the day of the wedding can not eat and have sex. Get ready to starve to lunch (the wedding is held after the service, plus the ceremony lasts about an hour). Prepare everything you need for the ceremony in advance:
• rings (one gold, the other — Silver)
• a cross,
• wedding candles (book in the same church where you want to get married)
• wedding icon (the picture of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, always honored)
• 2 white towels (one couple will stand, and the other hand they povyazhut)
• 4 handkerchiefs (one of each couple and the witnesses in order to keep the candles and wreaths)
• white dress for the bride, but if the shoulders are open, cape and more perelinu, head should always be covered.

How is the wedding?

The ceremony involves two stages:
1. Betrothal. It is in front of the church and has the blessing of a priest married three times, handing them candles (they will keep until the end of the service), and a short prayer of the "engagement" — is changing the ring three times with one hand on the arm of another newlywed. Now Brac — the bride and groom.
2. Actual wedding. It is in the center of the church — to the lectern. The couple are on the towel, which will stand until the end of the ceremony. The priest reads prayers, witnesses hold the crowns over the heads of the bride and groom. After the famous words "I'll take you for a husband / wife", Brac kiss crowns, then 3 doses drink from the cup of sacramental wine, promising that everything in this life will share equally. After breaking three times married around the podium, they become husband and wife. The priest gives the final instructions, the choir sings for long life, the guests and relatives congratulate the newlyweds with a church marriage.

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