Marriage is a Sacrament, a Mystery of the Orthodox Church, through which the union of man and woman is sanctified by God.
The rite is performed by a Priest who stands before an appropriately covered ceremonial table. It is placed in the middle of the Soleas area of the church, in front of the Holy Altar.
Upon the table are placed the Holy Gospel, a cup of wine, the Betrothal Rings and the Wedding Crowns. Two candles are lit as a reminder that Christ is “the Light of the world” Who offers Himself as illumination for the couple that they “will not walk in darkness but will have the Light of life”.
The couple stands facing the Priest and the Royal Door of the Holy Altar; the Groom on the right; the Bride on the left.
The Ceremony comprises Two Parts:
The fee for registry paperwork is: $200.
Archdiocese Wedding Certificate Fee:
The fee for a Wedding Certificate is: $500.
Wedding Service Fee:
The contribution to the Church on your Wedding Day is $800; it is traditionally paid by the Best Man or Maid/Matron of Honour.
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