A marriage registered in Russian church for the first time after Revolution

Source: Sedmitza.ru

Moscow, October 26, 2016

    

For the first time since the October Revolution of 1917 Russian registrars have registered a marriage in a church.

The ceremony took place at Saratov’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in southwestern central Russia, reports the Orthodox TV channel Soyuz.

Then the couple sealed their union with a crowning, which per modern Church rules, should be celebrated after the official registration of a marriage.

“We have come to a very harmonious process. The centenary of the establishing of the civil registry will be next year. Therefore, we took another step: today we reunited the state and Church,” said the head of the Saratov region civil registry Yulia Ponomareva, who was present at the wedding ceremony.

Translated by Dmitry Lapa

Седмица.Ru

10/27/2016

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