Advice 2: How to debunk in the Church
Until the ninth century the rite of marriage among the Slavs was participation in the Eucharist (communion) Liturgy. A Christian couple in the ceremony took part in the Eucharist, and the seal of marriage was the communion of the Holy Mysteries. Since the fourth century, came to be widely ceremonial ritual that accompanies this sacrament - wedding. Matching the ritual and prayer during the Liturgy: "o Lord... grant unto them ... the combination of minds; make their marriage honest; cap off their flesh voedino; preserve their bed undefiled; ...that their life was perfect."
In the ritual tradition of the Church, the Eucharist was the "true seal" of marriage, which is done once and cannot be undone, remember "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder," i.e., Church marriage was considered indissoluble. In 912 g under the new law of the Emperor Leo VI, the Church was obliged to give the marriages legal status.
Over 200 years earlier, in 691 g, convened by Emperor Justinian of the sixth Ecumenical Council of Constantinople, based on the gospel of Matthew, held that debunk in the Church probably a "permissible reason for divorce can be adultery, manifest madness or madness," the death of a spouse. In such cases, provides that "a marriage reading is not hard, and illegal cohabitation, terminate" as it is interpreted by the Church as the destruction of marriage one of the spouses, which gives the right to consider the question of debunking. It's technically not a divorce, but a statement of lack of marriage. This ideology of Church-divorce – debunking – preserved until now.
In order to debunk in the Church should:
- to submit papers in the Diocese where the wedding was held: passport, marriage certificate, petition, certificate of divorce.
- priests of the special Committee will conduct an interview with both parties will listen to the arguments for divorce and within 10 days, not later, will make a decision.
Motivation for debunking – infidelity, disability, death of either of the spouses.
Despite our passions about debunking Orthodox tradition it is said that once created the Church and in eternal life remains in heaven there is no divorce...
Advice 3: How to light a candle for the health
"Save, o Lord, and have mercy upon my spiritual father (name), my parents (names) of friends and benefactors and all Orthodox Christians"
Advice 4: Where to put candles
Advice 5: Where to put the icon
Advice 6: How to light a candle in the Church
The main rules
The first thing to know: the candle is a small voluntary sacrifice, to acquire and set the icons it needs with an open heart, sincere faith, pure thoughts. Only then the prayer, whether it is said in the Scripture or in your own words, be heard and help will come.
Going to the icon and the candle, need to cross twice with a bow, light a candle and put it in a separate cell of the candlestick. Then follows the prayer to the Holy face contact, again after this sign of the cross with a bow. Candles are placed before images of the Savior, His Mother and other saints to whom they pray.
Come to Church better before the service, to later do not disturb and do not distract other parishioners. To burn the candle you need only from other candles is prohibited the use of matches, lighters, and bring the candles with you. They must be purchased in the temple.
It happens that in the candlestick there are no empty seats, in any case can not be put together two candles. You need to put them in a special box, clergy Relight them after when I'm free of the cell.
Candles are not only from asking, but thanks for the help in something. If the beginning of the services failed to have time to put the plugs need to wait for its completion and then refer to the Holy Ghost, the Lord and mother of God.
Public holidays in churches and temples a lot of people, it's not always possible to personally come to the candlestick. In this case, you can pass a candle to other parishioners and to specify the place where to put it, by sending after the prayer mentally, and crossed himself.
Prayers for the health and for the repose
Praying for the health and well-being for yourself and your family, you should call in prayer the Holy name, the icon who put candles.
For all souls in churches are kononnya tables, usually in the left side of the Church, before the image of the cross. This table can be recognized by a rectangular candlestick with a Crucifix. First you need to put the food in baskets to Church commemorated the deceased with you, then approach the candle. Candles can be set for all or for each. Should be 2 times the sign of the cross, bow bow waist, fused hem a lit candle and put it in the candlestick. The candle needs to stand up straight. After reading the prayer, looking at the candle flame, you will remember the faces and speech of the dead, no need to hold back the tears. Before a leisurely departure from the Holy place should be the sign of the cross and bow once again.
The Church candles you can put in any candle holders, there are temples where there is no canonic tables and put candles in any candleholder, after all, is prayer.
It so happens that people unknowingly messed up the place and put candles for health kanuny on the table, or Vice versa. You do not need much on yourself for this – the Lord is alive.
Candles are placed in the following order: first put candles for the festive icon, which is located in the centre of the Church hall, then to the relics of St. if they are in the temple, then for the health, and for the peace.