The Spirit is descended!
The question above was recently posed to me on another forum I frequent. I don't ever remember getting an answer on the subject, because it never really came up before during my catechumenate and after. Other folks who commented on it (Heterodox, mind you) seemed to suggest that it was in some way analogous to "eternal marriage" in a Mormon sense, which I knew was wrong right off the bat. However, can anyone point me towards an Orthodox understanding of this absence in the Orthodox service? Most people that hear about this are aware of the significant difference in understanding between the Western sects and Orthodoxy, but they don't know what the difference is. Having not been exposed to an Orthodox wedding yet, I also do not understand what it means exactly.
Any help would be appreciated, be it quotes from the fathers, etc.