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Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage – 
Marriage is a Sacrament of the Orthodox Church in which a man and woman solemnly vow before Christ, the priest and the congregation to be true to each other for life. Their union is blessed by Christ through the Church. God’s grace is imparted to them to live together in His love, mutually fulfilling and perfecting each other – two individuals becoming one. Fr. John Meyendorff wrote, “in marriage human love is being projected into the kingdom of God.” St. Paul tells us that marriage reflects the intimate union between Christ and the Church. Married life receives the grace of the Holy Spirit through the Marriage Service. As are all Sacraments, marriage was instituted by Christ. Jesus’ first miracle was at the Wedding at Cana (Jn. 2:1-11), where through His presence He declared marriage to be honorable and holy.

The Blessing of the Marriage in the Orthodox Church

Please contact Fr. Nectarious Trevino to discuss.