Orthodox church marriage dating
Christian marriage is intended to be a sign of God’s presence and love in this fallen and broken world. Nikolaos will assist you with the necessary forms, and will work with you in all matters pertaining to your wedding, including: setting the date, scheduling meetings him, preparing the necessary church documents and collecting all fees.Please feel free to ask him any questions you may have regarding your marriage here at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.When we say that Christian marriage is a sacrament, we use that word to convey the depths of the bond you are about to enter into: a sacramentum in the ancient Roman Empire was the oath of loyalty unto death that a Roman solider took to the emperor when entering the military.
The following documentation is needed to insure that your wedding will meet the criteria established by the Church and local civil authorities: verification of the baptism and stewardship/membership commitment of the Orthodox spouse (s); verification of the baptism of the non-Orthodox spouse in a Christian community that baptizes in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (for example, the Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant churches such as the Lutheran and Episcopalian communities); an ecclesiastical marriage license; and Please note that because of the separation of Church and state, two marriage licenses are necessary, one for the Church and one for the state.
Also, please note that because a civil license carries a time limit of 90 days in Ontario, your civil license should be secured less than three months prior to the desired date of the wedding.