The church wedding takes place in our timemore. External beauty and solemnity of the wedding ceremony attracts many. However, addressing the clergy, the bride and groom need to understand the true meaning of the wedding. First of all, it is the sacrament of the church, passing through which husband and wife is blessed and becomes one, one flesh.
Today in the church wedding ceremony brings together the two that were in the old days separately. This rite of betrothal, and, actually, Wedding. How passes this ceremony?
Betrothal is held in the temple before the Lord. The bride and groom give each other fidelity to the promises of piety. From the hands of the priest they get lit candles - the symbol of pure and ardent love. Then the priest blesses them three times. Young three crossed themselves.
Then he puts on to the groom a ring withtriple overshadowing, and then - to the bride. Rings - a symbol of unbroken, pure union. Next three times the exchange of wedding rings, symbolizing the sacrifice, the willingness to help each other, as well as the willingness to accept help.
The priest says a prayer to the Lord for the blessing of the union.
The church wedding takes place in the following sequence: the bride and groom solemnly face the middle of the church, and in the face of the Lord and all those present confirm their decision.
Then begins the sacrament of matrimony lighting. Reading the prayer, the priest blesses the newlyweds and gives to venerate the image of the Savior. The bride and groom decorate crowns and served to drink wine from the common cup. After that, hand in hand, the young are three times the priest around the podium, singing at the wedding.
Pronounces the words of farewell, and then the bride and groom receive congratulations from the guests and relatives.