Question: Can you get married in an Orthodox Church if you are not Orthodox?

While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. This means that they are barred from partaking in any sacraments of the Church, whether it be communion, or even an Orthodox funeral.

Can Catholics get married in an Orthodox Church?

The dispensation to marry in an Orthodox service is necessary only for the lawfulness of the marriage. If it takes place without the dispensation, the Catholic Church still considers the marriage to be valid if both parties were free to marry.

Can Orthodox marry outside?

In the Orthodox Christian Church, the ceremony for the Sacrament of Marriage cant take place outside of a sanctified Orthodox Church or chapel. In fact, this rule is in place for all the sacraments, not just marriage. Sacraments must occur in a sanctified place.

How long is an Orthodox wedding?

about 30 to 60 minutes The Wedding Ceremony A Greek Orthodox Wedding generally last about 30 to 60 minutes.

Do you kiss at an Orthodox wedding?

A first kiss is not part of the Orthodox ceremony, however, the priest will allow for this expression of love.

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