The First Steps: Basic Guidelines for Marriage in the Greek Orthodox Church, Part I When getting married in the Greek Orthodox Church, especially interfaith marriages, there are a lot of questions about what may be allowed in the Church, and what may be prohibited.Luckily, as with many practices of the Church, the Church has explicitly stated guidelines for marriage in the Greek Orthodox Church.The engaged couple must meet with the parish priest of the church in which they are to be married.
Before asking for authorization from the Bishop, it is the priest’s job to verify that several fundamental conditions are either avoided or met adequately.
These early conditions are: When discussing things such as these, it is important to understand what some of the church-related ‘language’ or terminology may be referring to.
Before the planning begins the best thing to do is to meet with your parish priest, and they will assist and inform you on the journey to marriage in the Church.
Because the church is such a central figure in Greek culture, especially here in America, it is always good to know what to expect before your wedding occurs.
This in turn means that an Orthodox priest must celebrate the sacrament with a traditional Orthodox ceremony in an Orthodox Church.