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St. Christopher
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« on: July 09, 2010, 08:01:48 PM »

I recently read that only Eastern Orthodox and Eastern-Rite Catholics do crownings during weddings.  That statement made me wonder about Oriental Orthodox practice.  Do you (or they) do crownings during weddings?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 08:13:16 PM »

In the Armenian Church something called a "narod" is used.  This is discussed a little in posts 18-22 in this thread:


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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 10:29:19 PM »

Yes we use crowns.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 11:02:56 PM »

Copts use them too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 09:24:29 PM »

Yes the Syriac Orthodox do crown the bride and groom:


In India, instead of crowns, gold chains are used instead of crowns:


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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 06:23:20 AM »

It is interesting , I saw a marriage photo from the 1940's where a crown was used for the bride and groom instead of chains as used today.  So I wonder the current practice is very old. 

Although one instance just tells us very little.  Probably will have to ask my grandma  Smiley

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