Russian Orthodox Wedding – Ceremony Details

Church Service BETROTHAL The rings are blessed by the priest who takes them in his hand and, making the sign of the cross over the heads of bride and groom, says: «The servant of God …is betrothed to the handmaid of God…in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.» The couple then exchange the rings, taking the bride’s ring and placing it on the groom’s finger and vice- versa. The rings, of course, are the symbol of betrothal and their exchange signifies that in married life the weaknesses of the one partner will be … Continue reading Russian Orthodox Wedding – Ceremony Details

Russian Orthodox Wedding

I spent a weekend in Moscow attending my class mate’s wedding – a Russian Orthodox Wedding. To sum it up: it was beautiful and thanks to English booklets provided I could follow the ceremonies. Getting to Moscow centre from the airport was easy. There is a direct Aeroexpress train to the main station. From there it was a bit challenging. I took a photo of the tube map and then compared to the signage on the train to get to the station. I must thank the many Russians who helped me even though they couldn’t speak English and I couldn’t … Continue reading Russian Orthodox Wedding