Marriage

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'''Marriage''' (also, '''matrimony''') is one of the seven [[holy mysteries]] or [[sacraments]] in the Orthodox Church, as well as many other [[Christian]] traditions. It serves to unite a woman and a man in eternal union before God, with the purpose of following Christ and His [[Gospel]] and raising up a faithful, holy [[family]] through their holy union. It is referred to extensively in both the [[Old Testament|Old]] and [[New Testament]]s. Christ declared the essential indissolvibility of marriage in the Gospel.
  
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A [[wedding]] is the holy ceremony which joins the spouses-to-be.
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==Family Life==
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* [http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16180_1.html Raising Children With Christ, Compassion, and Commitment] by Fr. Peter E. Gillquist (''Again Magazine'' and ''Beliefnet'')
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==See also==
 
*[[Pastoral Guidelines#Weddings|Pastoral Guidelines for Weddings]]
 
*[[Pastoral Guidelines#Weddings|Pastoral Guidelines for Weddings]]
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Revision as of 03:13, June 20, 2006

Marriage (also, matrimony) is one of the seven holy mysteries or sacraments in the Orthodox Church, as well as many other Christian traditions. It serves to unite a woman and a man in eternal union before God, with the purpose of following Christ and His Gospel and raising up a faithful, holy family through their holy union. It is referred to extensively in both the Old and New Testaments. Christ declared the essential indissolvibility of marriage in the Gospel.

A wedding is the holy ceremony which joins the spouses-to-be.


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