When the two truly love each other a persondesire to live life together, they connect their lives to the holy knot. In the Gospel, the wedding is compared with the mysterious union of Christ with the Church. Wedding - is a sacred rite of the seven sacraments, the connection of two loving souls before the Lord. Before a church wedding did not attach special significance. The main thing was to sign at the wedding ceremony. But in recent years there have been more and more young couples seeking to unite their lives sacred bonds. Wedding ceremony has certain canons. Consider the rules in a church wedding.
What does the wedding in church
In the spiritual life of each person there is athe concept of faith. Lovers believe that being married in church, be sure to meet again and be together in the kingdom of heaven. During the religious ceremony the bride and groom are joined sacred bonds. They give each other an oath, put all the love and faith in the most important words in his life. Their love is blessed. Family life is guarded by God.
the bride's wedding dress
What should be a wedding dress? The concepts of a wedding and a wedding dress different from each other. At the present time in the external view of the bride are not as strictly as before. Yet love adhere to the rules. When the bride married in church, her dress should be modest. Under the rules of church traditions legs should be completely closed, but allowed a beautiful neckline and cut-out on the back. The color of the wedding dress should be light colored and preferably white. White - a symbol of purity and innocence. The dark and bright colors the bride to marry is prohibited. The head have to be covered with a veil or a light scarf. Permission hat. Beautiful bride's hairstyle can decorate delicate wreath. In front of the church of the shoulders and arms of the bride close cape. Bride Shoes should be closed. It is believed that to get married in sandals - a bad omen. It has long been believed that a wedding dress should be a long train. The longer trail, will be the happier family life.
Choosing wedding day
In order to set a date for the wedding in the church,it is necessary to start to get acquainted with the calendar wedding in 2014. In it you will find out which days are allowed to marry, and what does not. Auspicious day for a wedding - this Sunday. Since basically all about couples seek to get married on this day, it is necessary to pre-set the time of the ritual. wedding rite is performed also on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday is usually the wedding is not performed. The ritual lasts a few hours. Therefore, it is held in the daytime, but not in the evening. In the Orthodox Church, there are both favorable and "forbidden" for wedding days. What is today?
- Eve of the Presentation of the Lord;
- Eve of the Annunciation;
- Ascension Day;
- Day of the Holy Trinity;
- Petrov post;
- Dormition Fast;
- Day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross;
- Christmas post.
Necessary actions before the wedding
By assigning the date of the ceremony, the youngto choose the church, where will be held the ritual. Wedding is performed by appointment after the conversation with the priest. During the meeting, in addition to discussing the wedding date, they will be asked important questions about the bride and groom.
What to ask the priest?
- Have you been baptized;
- Whether you decide to get married in the church voluntarily, out of love;
- whether you plan to have children;
- consisted or not previously married;
- Will you sign.
Answering questions of the priest should be honest. The bride and groom may also be asked about everything of interest to the priest. Discuss the nuances that are necessary during the wedding, ask how the wedding about whether photography is permitted in the church will last. Passing Communion or not, you can decide for yourself. If the bride is pregnant, it must necessarily be said about it. We need to make sure whether the pregnant woman get married in church. Some priests were not crowned with pregnant women, and many of the other way around, happy to carry out this ritual.
What is needed for wedding
Preparations for the wedding should take place in love, in a good mood. For the ritual is necessary:
- two icons: Christ the Savior and the Mother of God. These icons of the bride and groom are blessed at the time of the wedding.
- wedding rings. These rings - a symbol of continuity of the bonds of marriage and eternal love.
- white towel and wedding candles. Candles should be kept in the hands of the bride and groom as a symbol of their love. White towels are designed to couple stood on them during the ritual. It symbolizes purity of marriage.
As a rite of passage
Many couples do not get married right away. They live for some time together, test their relationship. And if you come to a mutual decision to marry in the church, appointed after the anniversary date of the rite of marriage. But the bulk of young married and decided to sign in the painting of the day. After registration of marriage in the registry office, they come to church to legalize their relationship before God. How goes the wedding rite in 2014? Arriving at the temple, accompanied by guests newlyweds waiting for the start of the festive liturgy.
This ceremony involves two stages:
It leaves young deacon, holding a traywedding rings. The priest passes into the hands of the bride and groom wedding candles lighted. Further, it offers the bride and groom exchange wedding rings three times. Rings before the priest shall osvyatit.Tri times the bride and groom move the rings on a tray each other. This ritual takes place in a sign of unity and mutuality in marriage.
After the fun begins -the climax of the wedding in the sacraments. The priest marks a cross groom via the crown. He brings to it the image of Christ the Savior, cleaving to his crown, that he kissed him. Then the priest puts the crown on the head groom. The same awaits the bride. But its crown pasted image of the Blessed Virgin. Because of lush hairstyles or tiara on the bride's head is placed a crown is not, so keep it falls the honor of the witness. This ritual lasts about 20 minutes. Ritual with crowns - a symbol that they ever became king and queen for each other. If someone from the Suite is crowned for the second time, the crown is not the responsibility of the head, and sticks above the shoulder. And if crowned for the third time, the ritual is performed without general crowns. After the ceremony of laying wreaths young touted cup of wine. The priest says a prayer and covers cross this cup and presents her husband. They gradually, in three stages drink this cup. This ritual symbolizes the common destiny. Then the bride and groom become one. Then the priest joins the right hands of young and thrice encircles them around the lectern. This means that they will always go through life hand in hand. Young fed to the king's gate, where the groom kisses the image of the Savior. A bride is the Mother of God. Then they have to exchange places. Then the groom to kiss the image of the Mother of God, and the bride - the Savior. Next step after the ceremony of kissing the cross comes before the royal doors. At this stage, the groom handed the icon of the Savior and the Mother of the bride of God. Upon arrival to his home, they will have to hang them on the marriage bed.
At the end of the ceremony to pronounce HoneymoonMany Years and congratulate all get engaged. Guests can give gifts directly to the church. After the sacrament wedding couple along with their family and friends are going to the wedding walk.
Video: "The wedding at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul"
In some cases, it is impossible to Wedding
There are certain rules of wedding. When they are violated, the wedding becomes impossible.
In some cases, the wedding becomes impossible?
- if the wedding of someone of the spouses before it was three times;
- If the couple are relatives (up to fourth degree);
- If one of the young adhere to atheism; - If one of the spouses is not baptized and is not going to be baptized;
- If one of the spouses belongs to a different religion, and does not intend to carry out the rite of baptism;
- if one of the spouses is already married;
- If the couple have not yet registered their relationship to the state.
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How much does a wedding
The cost of the wedding in the church depends on the temple inwhere the couple decided to hold a ceremony. Temples differently administered price. There are churches, where the price is placed uncertain, that is how much the couple will be able to make money in a donation temple. In other cases, the wedding prices range from 500 to 2000 rubles.
Tell us in the comments how your wedding ceremony took place. What are the emotions you experienced during this wonderful ritual. Whether wedding observe all the rules you?