Ecumenical Patriarchate
Archdiocese of Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe
ORTHODOX PARISH OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST
Worshipping at St Thomas a Becket’s Church
Cliffe High Street, LEWES BN7 2AW


Marriage (Wedding Service)

Father Ian says: 



MARRIAGE (WEDDING SERVICE)

With the Wedding Service (Marriage or Holy Matrimony): the couple are seen to be coming together in a relationship that can be considered an expression of the one new covenant in Christ that embraces all the baptized.  I quote again from the Mission statement,


Our humble belief is that we as Orthodox Catholics, are in a communion with the living Father, mediated to us through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and through those who have drunk the Lord’s cup, and been baptized with his baptism (‘the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church’).  We are in that communion, and we receive that communion, for the life of the World. 



The couple are crowned as a sign that their witness to Christ is now as husband and wife, in mutual giving, the one to the other; and they become a domestic church (within the parish) where the Holy Trinity is glorified and served throughout their married life.  As with Holy Baptism, our belief is that the proper context for celebration of that mutual giving is the Sunday Liturgy.


Anyone thinking about the possibility of our parish celebrating a marriage (wedding service) either for themselves or their family or friends, should contact the Rector (see ‘Contact Us’ for details) for more information about the practicalities involved.



Если вы хотели бы получить информацию о праздновании Венчания в нашем приходе (касается ли это Вас лично, Вашей семьи или друзей), пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Отцу Иану (его номер телефона указан на странице ‘Contact Us’) , чтобы обсудить все практические детали.