Marriage is intended by God to be an image of the Trinity. It is the union of three persons, not two. Man and woman are one with each other and one with the person of Jesus Christ.
Can an orthodox marry?
While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. If an Orthodox Christian does get married outside of the Orthodox Church, then they are in effect excommunicating themselves from the Orthodox Church.
Who can marry in Orthodox Church?
A Greek Orthodox man or woman can get married to a non-Orthodox man or woman providing they are Christian and have been baptized with water in the name of the Holy Trinity. The marriage must also take place in an Orthodox Church by an Orthodox Priest.
Does the Orthodox Church teach that marriage is eternal?
The Eastern Orthodox Church believes that marriage is an eternal union of spouses, but in Heaven there will not be a procreative bond of marriage.
What God said about divorce?
Jesus specifically allowed divorce for infidelity Matthew 19:9 (ESV) And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. Note that Jesus does not say this is the only reason for divorce.
How long is a Greek Orthodox wedding?
about 30 to 60 minutes A Greek Orthodox Wedding generally last about 30 to 60 minutes. For the most part the following is what you are likely to see. Often throughout the ceremony many things are done in threes, in fact almost everything is done in odd numbers. The number three represents the Holy Trinity – the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Is marriage a sacrament in the Orthodox Church?
Marriage in the Eastern Orthodox Church is a holy mystery or sacrament in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The wedding itself is considered to be a rite of the church in which the marriage is blessed.
Why do they spit on the bride in Greek weddings?
Guests will pretend to spit on the Bride and Groom to protect them from any evil spirits on their big day! This is generally done three times for greater luck.
Can a Roman Catholic marry an Orthodox?
Most Orthodox Churches allow marriages between members of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Catholic canon law allows marriage between a Catholic and an Orthodox only if permission is obtained from the Catholic bishop.