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Christ the Bridegroom

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[[Image:Bridegroom.jpg|thumb|right|Christ the Bridegroom icon]]
'''Christ The Bridegroom''' comes from the central figure in the parable of the ten Virgins (Matthew 25: 1-13); [[Christ]] is the divine ''Bridegroom of the Church''as described in the Book of [[Isaiah]] (chapter 54). This title is suggestive of His divine presence and watchfulness (''"Behold the Bridegroom comes in the middle of the night ..."'') during [[Holy Week]] and his selfless love for his ''Bride'' the [[Church]].
The '''Bridegroom''' is also the name given to the central icon used in '''The Service of the Bridegroom'''. The '''Bridegroom''' icon and service has been more commonly known as '''"O Nymphios"''' but over the last decade, this title has caused much confusion to the ever-growing English speaking christian population.