Advice 1: How to bless the young at the wedding

The blessing of the parents is an important and significant part of the Orthodox wedding ceremony. Parents of the bride and groom bless the young for a long and happy life, and this moment is one of the most touching and exciting.
How to bless the young at the wedding
You will need
  • icon of Kazan mother of God (bride's parents);
  • the icon of the Savior (groom's parents);
  • long towel.
Instruction
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Young bless the bride's parents, "letting go of her father's house to the new family. This is done directly before leaving home on the wedding ceremony. A blessing is a sacrament, so it is not carried out publicly. The bride's parents and the young should take some time away from the guests and go to another room.
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The blessing is the image of the Kazan mother of God. If the family it is not – the icon can be pre-purchased from the temple. You will also need a towel – icons are not made to take the bare hands.
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Grab a towel, then with his help - icon rotating manner in the direction of the bride and groom. First bless the bride. Strict formula does not exist, just from my heart wish her family life, happiness, prosperity, love. Crossed the bride icon and bring the image so she could to kiss him. In the same way naputstvuya and groom. The icon, which produced the blessing, you have to take to the Church for the wedding ceremony.
4
The groom's parents bless the newlyweds when they return after making the wedding as a sign that the acceptance of the daughter in your family, in your home. The rite is exactly the same, but instead of the icon of Kazan mother of God does the icon of the Savior. After the rite is completed, the youngest in the towel brought bread and salt.
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The icons which parents bless their children on marriage, put on a festive table, and after the celebrations occupy a special place in the couple's home – they are considered the guardians of a young family.
Note
Lack of parental blessing is not an obstacle for performing the wedding ceremony, but is considered very undesirable. If the parents of the couple are atheists, and do not welcome the registration of marriage with the ecclesiastical rite, parental guidance may be replaced by the priestly.

Advice 2 : How to bless the bride

Young to marry without parental blessing bride was considered unacceptable. So there were only girls, who fled from his family and going against their parents ' wishes. Today, blessing the young does not always happen, and many people do not know how to perform the rite.
How to bless the bride
Instruction
1
Bless the bride as her parents and the groom's parents. First, a sign of that letting another family, the second showing his willingness to take the girl to a new family. In order to perform the ceremony, buy icon (unless, of course, are not going to transfer to the younger one that the parents gave you). Most often used of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God and of Jesus Christ, although the Church does not provide specific regulations on this matter. You can choose the image of any Saint.
2
If you are the bride's parents, you should bless a daughter before she goes to the Registrar. Try, that in the sacrament was not present strangers. If the blessing takes place on the wedding day, you will retire with the young guests.
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Take the icon so that the faces of the saints were directed to the young. Take care not to touch the icon with his bare hands to keep her put with the help of a towel–towels.
4
Speak words of encouragement and crossed an icon of the bride, allowing her then to kiss the image. Repeat the same procedure for the groom. Then crossed both of her children, wanting them to create friendly, strong family, as befits a true Christian. It is important that you say farewell was sincere, otherwise they will lose their power, or rather did not find it. Better abstain from the sacrament, not sure if its needed or not believe in God.
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If you are parents of the bridegroom, bless the young after they register their relationship. Before the wedding was celebrated in the house of her husband, now often in the Banquet hall, so you can perform the rite are not traditionally at the threshold of his home, and right in the restaurant. The main thing - not a place where turning to God, and how treated.
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Bless the young, and then invite them to taste of bread and salt, that is, submit a wedding loaf. After this is done, place the loaf on the table, and next to it an icon. When the holiday is over, the couple will take the way to your home in order to protect their family from adversity. And how their life pans out would depend not only on icons, but whether the husband and wife to follow parental counsel.

Advice 3 : Blessing of the groom

And then came the day – your children are going to get married. In addition, they don't just want to sign in one of the offices of the Registrar, they are determined to still get married in the Church. And this will agree, very important step is to make the knot in front of God. Since this event involves a lot of signs and also traditions. Very much in this case depends on the parents of the groom and bride – without them in this Ordinance does not do. After all, parents should to bless their children on marriage.
Blessing of the groom
Instruction
1
Before leaving for the wedding in the Church, at the home of the bride and groom's parents bless their children. If it turns out that parents not, this function is performed by the elders in the family.
2
So parents bless the groom. For this they need the icon of the Savior. Parents stand next to each other. The father holds an icon and three times rebaptized son, who stands before him. After this he gives the icon of the mother who does the same thing. The groom must cross and kiss the icon.
3
At the same time, but in the house of the bride's parents bless her. They use the icon of the Mother of God. The bride's parents doing the very same thing that the parents of the groom, that is, three times bless her.
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After the blessing the parents all go to Church. In the Church parents are standing behind the newlyweds. They should be first among all guests. Parents of the groomusually stand on the right side, that is from his side of the groom. The bride's parents are to the left of her.
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After the wedding comes to an end, and the newlyweds come home, the parents according to Russian tradition meet them with bread and salt. They once again bless the newlyweds with an icon, and holding it, usually the father of the groom. And a meal is in the hands of the mother of the groom. Here is the blessing and the wedding in the Church. If you want to, the couple was happily married, the whole process of blessing must pass by all the canons and traditions.
Note
Bless icons of Jesus Christ and the Kazan Mother of God. These icons are considered the custodians of a new family and home of the newlyweds are put into the Holy corner.
Useful advice
In iconic benches or Church sell special sets of icons for the blessing of the newlyweds during the wedding. You will also need small towels, as the icons can not be taken with bare hands.

Advice 4 : How is the blessing of the parents

The blessing of the parents of the bride and groom before the wedding in Russia has always been considered one of the most important events on this day. Today the blessing is not mandatory, but most couples adhere to Russian traditions.
How is the blessing of the parents
Instruction
1
The first bless the bride and groom the bride's parents. This happens immediately after foreclosure and prior to registration and on-site apartments.
2
According to ancient custom, the parents should be the icon of the Savior and mother of God, and fit the old icon, located in the house. The bride and groom should kneel as a sign of respect and admiration for parents on a special Mat or carpet. Parents cross over in the air the young three times and say words of encouragement, wishing a happy married life and long years together. This blessing is considered the permission of the bride's parents to the marriage with the bridegroom and involves the voluntary consent of the bride to marry.
3
After the farewell speech of the bride's parents, the young kiss and together with all the guests and relatives go to the Registrar. And the icons that were blessed the young, are transmitted in this family and is stored to the wedding of their children.
4
The groom's parents also need to bless a young couple's wedding day. This moment comes after the painting in the registry office in the house of the groom's parents. Sometimes the blessing takes place in front of the entrance to the Banquet hall, where we will be celebrating the day of the wedding. The bride and groom entering the building should go in this case, on a specially laid carpet, also called "carpet of well-being." The groom's mother holds a loaf with salt, and Papa icon. Speak words of blessing of their parents. They can be similar to the parting words of the bride's parents, and may sound during the verses – at the request of parents.
5
At the end of blessing all the guests along with parents of young shout loudly: "Kiss!".
Note
All of the parents and the young themselves should be baptized.
Useful advice
There are families in which rooted traditions and relics. During the blessing of the newlyweds parents should definitely take advantage of this opportunity and deliver the thing or a family farewell to the bride and groom with the aim of preserving the traditions of the family and its transfer to the next generation.

Advice 5 : How to bless the bride and groom

In the old days that consisted of only a Church marriage could not be and speeches about the wedding without parental blessing. Even if the bride and groom got engaged secretly without parental consent, then they tried to earn their forgiveness, and even retroactively to the marriage blessing. It was believed that only in this case their marriage will be truly pleasing to God. Now marriages are not registered in the Church and in the offices of the Registrar. However, in Orthodox families there is still the ritual of parental blessing.
How to bless the bride and groom
Instruction
1
Before marriage the groom's parents bless the son, and the bride's parents – daughter. This must be done before the groom coming for the bride and begin the ceremony of redemption, that is, every family makes it at home.
2
The father and mother of the groom is supposed to stand close to each other right in front of the son, but the father needs to keep the icon with the image of Christ. Religious canons of the groom is supposed, in the blessing to kneel. The father three times, baptizes the son of the icon, and then transmits the icon of the mother. She's doing exactly the same things. The groom is supposed then to make the sign of the sign of the cross and kiss the face of Christ (that is to kiss the icon).
3
The same ceremony must make the father and mother of the bride at her house. Only instead of icons with the image of Christ, they bless the daughter of an icon of the virgin.
4
After you have conducted the bride, all going to the wedding ceremony. If the registry office is a wedding in the Church, parents of the newlyweds are supposed to stand behind them on both sides. The father and mother of the groom takes place closer to the son, the bride's parents, respectively, closer to daughter. Once the sacrament of marriage will come the groom's parents return home to prepare for the meeting of the young husband and wife.
5
Before the young come into the house or in another room with my husband's parents once again bless them with the icon, then bring them a traditional treat: a wedding loaf (bread and salt). By tradition, the young must in turn take a bite out of it.
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People who poorly adhere to religious canons, and even atheists often bless their children before the wedding. Only this rite is performed without the use of icons, and is more of a symbolic role: wishes happiness to young friendly and long life in marriage.
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