The Catholic and the Orthodox Church, according topriests, very close to each other. But at the same time they have a number of differences that need to know if you have decided to get married in a Catholic church.
Preparations for the wedding.
Catholics know that you need to come to the church forthree months before the ceremony. During this period, the couple preparing for the wedding in the Catholic Church. The priest tells them about marriage from the point of Catholicism. There is even a special book, how to spend ten meetings with the bride and groom who want to be married in the Catholic rite.
During this kind of training before a Catholic wedding, the young people are studying families in understanding the Catholic faith, and if you do not know the prayer: "Our Father", "to the Virgin Mary", "I believe."
The priests believe that such "school" is very importantfor young people, because the Catholic faith is very strict. For example, a great sin - the use of contraceptives (condoms, spirals, tablets). Newlyweds explain the sinfulness of these techniques and talk about natural methods of family planning, with the position of the Catholic faith.
It is carried out only after the wedding registration of marriage.
Catholic Wedding representatives of different faiths.
At the wedding of representatives of different faiths,for example, Catholic and Orthodox, there are some nuances that need to know before undergoing the ritual. Children born in this marriage, must be baptized and brought up in the Catholic faith.
Newlyweds need to know and accept it.
The priest, who is preparing to Suiteceremony must obtain permission for the wedding pair. He fills a special paper on which the couple must confirm their promise of bringing up children. The representative of the Catholic faith - to sign the pledge, and Orthodox - by notifying the promise. Resolution on the wedding in the Catholic Church gives the Bishop.
Special authorization is required in the case ofCatholic marriage with a Muslim, a Jew or an atheist. Differences between these cultures, worldviews difference is very great, and the young necessarily explain the possible consequences of such a marriage.
When can I get married.
Unlike Orthodox wedding traditions,Rite Catholic wedding can be performed on any day, even during fasting. The only rule - not to celebrate a wedding (not to make a holiday celebration), if the wedding is held in position.
Who should not get married.
Do not spend a wedding ceremony in the Catholic Churchfor blood relatives, as well as for people who are married to a third party. Here, too, there is a difference from Orthodoxy. In the Catholic Church there is no divorce (debunking). If one of the newlyweds was formerly crowned, even in the Orthodox Church, it can not be lawfully married in the Catholic rite.
While preparing for the wedding, the priest asksnewlyweds questions, trying to figure out possible obstacles to marriage. That obstacle could be the impotence of one of them. Moreover, it is specified that it is the inability to have sexual intercourse, not sterility. The marriage is considered invalid if the priest held the wedding ceremony is not aware of this fact.
Catholic wedding begins with the liturgy, prayer and preaching, which the priest once again underlines the importance of this step for the newlyweds.
When he asks the couple three questions:
Do you want to come here voluntarily and freely enter into a matrimonial alliance?
Are you ready to love and respect each other's life?
Are you ready to accept the love of the children of God and bring them up according to the teachings of Christ and the church?
If all of the questions sounded the answer is "yes", the priest prays for the descent of a couple of newlyweds Holy Spirit. After that, the couple talking to each other words of the oath.
At the wedding ceremony in the Catholic Church can bedo without wedding rings. If the couple want - a priest consecrate the ring, but the main ritual - is the utterance of marital vows and receive grace.