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« on: November 29, 2010, 09:13:39 PM »


Neither I or my fiancee are of the age to have children..we are in our earky fifties but young at heart ha ha !!.

Whilst she ahappily and voluntarily attends our Divine Liturgies,  and also ebjoys taking part in my evening parayer routines enthusiastically, she does not for family/ cultural reasons wish to convert to orthodoxyyet at all .

Our Orthodox Spiritual Father say that she getting married in an orthodox marriage ceremony willl not be a problem for us or the church at all..

I would be gratefukl  for practical,  and not necessarily overly theological comments from people who have undertaken the same process of one orthoox gettiing married in an orthodox ceremony to a roman catholic...

One question we both would love to know is if certain orthodox traditions such as the Dance of Isiah will be explained to the mainly non-orthodox weddinh guests and congrgation.

Our Spiritual Father says it is in his experience both a beautiful and holy experience to which we should both really look forard to... But WHAT are  other peoples experiences???...

Once again for the sake of my wife and her sisters can we err on the reminiscent and the practical rather than the theological heavy weight stuff which we are receiving i asure you, in i
our instructions anyway... All comments and memories or tips greatly greatly welcomed ...

Finar in Ireland
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 01:01:46 PM »

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One question we both would love to know is if certain orthodox traditions such as the Dance of Isiah will be explained to the mainly non-orthodox weddinh guests and congrgation.

At a wedding I recently attended, a beautiful card was handed out to guests with explanations of the service as a whole and the meaning and symbolism of each part in particular.

Here's some information you may want to look at.
http://www.saintignatiuschurch.org/marriage.html

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 10:15:17 PM »

Thank you that is really very useful and informative, how thoughtful of you to share that with us  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 11:52:46 AM »

Hey John
this site has the actual text of such a "program" as the card I was telling you about.
http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-programs/articles/orthodox-christian-wedding-program.aspx?MsdVisit=1

Also here's some more explanations:
http://www.yasou.org/church/wedding.htm

http://russian-crafts.com/customs/marriage.html

http://www.documentsanddesigns.com/verse/Greek_Orthodox_marriage_wedding_vows.htm#t1A
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