Sacraments wedding tradition that goesback to the beginning of orthodoxy. The Bible says, "Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and possess it." And on the temptations of the Pharisees, who believed that a husband can divorce his wife, when it deems it necessary, Jesus Christ said: "a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and the two will become one flesh, so they are no longer two, but one flesh ".
It is necessary that the couple understood the truethe essence of a marriage, only then there will be harmony in the family. Spouses should love and respect each other. Only then it is possible to go through all the trials of life, to understand and accept the half.
In the temple, the priests and relatives, the bride and groom give the promise to be faithful to each other until the end of days.
Sacrament of wedding - It is requested by the grace of God in their union. Man is weak and feeble, so the prayers the priest asks for God's help for marriage. At the wedding ceremony is always a lot of candles - a symbol of light and purity. Everyone who enters the truth, and turn to God - come to the light, to the purification of the soul.
Exchange wedding rings during the rite of betrothal,It drafted into symbolic form to show the importance of this step. The priest wears the ring first to the groom, then the bride, and then changing his them three times. With betrothal involves a lot of will. For example, it is considered a bad omen if someone dropped the ring during the engagement, or it is impossible to put a ring on his finger. The priest always be able to smooth out the awkward situation and to explain the absurdity of superstition.
On the sacrament are the bride and groom weddingon a white towel. The priest offers prayers to the Lord, asking for the blessing of the marriage, and their children and bestow good things of the earth. Removed crowns and hoisting them over the heads of the bride and groom. The crowns are usually held on the weight of the witness and the witness, using special napkins. These handkerchiefs as a canvas on which will be the young, can be purchased in the church shop. These wedding sets are available in all the churches.
Then the prayer with the instructions of the bride and groom, and imposed a bowl of wine.
Bowl - a symbol of life to the general misery, hardshipand joys. Young drink wine at the end of the ceremony. There are absurd cases in which the bride nervously drank the cup to the dregs. You must know the symbolic significance of those or other ritual actions, to avoid such incidents. Drink the wine should be together in three stages.
At the end of the Sacrament of wedding wreaths with bridal shoot, and the priest pronounces the words of parting. After the young can congratulate friends and relatives, who were present at the ceremony.
Throughout the ceremony the groom and weddingthe bride was escorted icons of the Savior and the Mother of God. After the wedding the young couple take the icon home to ask for help in prayer and admonition. Previously, even the young were applied to the icons Cosmas and Damian, and to the images of the Martyrs Guria, Samonas and Aviv who are honored as patrons of family and marriage. But at the moment it is only the people know the true believers.