The orthodoxe wedding
In the Orthodox Church, the marriage is impossible with one
A person divorced after a Christian marriage can remarry religiously. However, certain rites demand for this person to make a
step of repentance: for example, in Romania, we ask him(her) to pray in seven different
The engagement is symbolically celebrated in the
entrance of the church: the Orthodox priest receives the exchange of the assents of the
engaged, then puts them a ring, from gold to the man and from
silver to the woman. A friend exchanges these rings.
Entering the church, the newly-weds hold each a big
lit wax candle, as well as witnesses. They receive a crown, a sign of the sacrament, then takes place the reading of holy texts.
Then, bridegrooms and witnesses give themselves the hand and turn three times around the lectern
wearing the Gospel.
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