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At the Betrothal service, the chief ceremony is the blessing and exchange of rings.
It is celebrated in the vestibule of the church building before their procession into the nave of the church.Welcome to Christians Online and may our Lord Jesus Christ protect you, keep you in good health, make you holy, and fill your life with good and happiness."I have met the women I am meant to be with on this site and we are getting married in July this year.Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." We are proud to say that this website has been a catalyst for love by creating meaningful, long term relationships and marriages for hundreds of Christians around Australia.For the Orthodox Christian, the marriage service (wedding) is the Church's formal recognition of the couple's unity, a created image of God's love which is eternal, unique, indivisible and unending. It is the deification of human love in the divine perfection and unity of the eternal Kingdom of God as revealed and given to man in the Church.
The early Church simply witnessed the couple's expression of mutual love in the Church, and their union was blessed by their mutual partaking of the Holy Eucharist. There is no "legalism" in the Orthodox sacrament of marriage.
This common cup is a symbol of the fact that after this they will share a common life with one another.
This also recalls the miracle at the marriage feast of Cana in Galilee.
When a marriage service developed in the Church, it was patterned after the service for baptism and chrismation. It is not a juridical contract, it is a spiritual bond.
The couple is addressed in a way similar to that of the individual in baptism. The marriage service is divided into two parts, in earlier times held separately, but now celebrated together.
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