Advice 1: How to debunk in the Church

We are so used to the phrase "the family is the cell of society", and "cell" but this slowly came to a civil marriage and "legitimate" family in modern life has a "contract" basis. But once...
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 2 : How to photograph a wedding

Among the newlyweds today is a very popular wedding in the Church, and, of course, they want the whole occasion was captured on beautiful high-quality photos. Photographing a wedding is a difficult challenge for the photographer, this requires not only good technique, professionalism, and tact, respect for Orthodox culture, knowledge of certain rules.
How to photograph a wedding
You will need
  • - a good camera that can make decent pictures even without a flash;
  • tripod;
  • - spare batteries and memory cards.
A few days before the wedding visit the Church, have the blessing (permission) from the priest of the images in the temple. Find out whether you can use flash (some churches where flash photography is prohibited as it may ruin the paintings on the walls). Talk to a priest, he may be allowed to omit before the weddingm the candelabra (a large chandelier in front of the altar), with him shooting will be much lighter, moreover, it effectively fills the upper part of the vertical shots. Take a few test shots.
Observe in the temple, some of the rules. In any case do not go between the lectern and the iconostasis or between a priest and iconostasis, always go around the back. Do not walk on the carpets, it can go only the priests and those entering marriage. Do not go to the dais in front of the iconostasis – the Solea and the pulpit.
If you have given permission for the flash, do not overdo it, frequent flashes and clicks of the camera can disrupt the atmosphere of the wedding, will destroy the depth and sincerity of ordinances. Not to dazzle the young priest and at the crucial moment, choose the most correct combination of shooting modes. If the blessings the flash of you is not given, use a tripod and shoot long exposures.
If you are photographing young against the Church, leave the Church without domes and crosses, stand along with getting married a couple at some distance.
While photographing in the Church duplicate each frame, bring extra memory cards and batteries. Do not save images to, eventually, not to face the fact that the bride at a crucial moment closed his eyes.
Before each shot carefully check the composition, whether in the frame nothing more. Very often someone's head, a shoulder, a bouquet of flowers can ruin the perfect shot.
Remove not only the young but also the guests of relatives. Try at least approximately to know someone who is getting married. In addition to the standard General pictures on the steps of the temple, try to make an interesting reportage photo (mom wipes a tear in secret in the temple, sister gives flowers, etc.)
After the wedding, be sure to ask the priest to do a few staged photos with the young.
Useful advice
If you will be shooting a wedding, go to the websites of professional wedding photographers and view their work.

Advice 3 : How to get a Church divorce

Often, when couples marry officially in the state on the registry office, the couple goes to get married in the Church. Someone is a real need, and someone makes such a move only because "it is supposed" or "it is fashionable". Specifically among those who belong to this event lightly, most problems in family relations and divorce. But if in the secular life, this problem is solved easily, then a Church divorce is not an easy procedure.
How to get a Church divorce
If your marriage ended and you want to "settle" this issue is also with the Church, keep in mind that a divorce or debunking as such in Orthodoxy actually exists. You can only give blessing to a second marriage, if the former proved unsuccessful. And this is not the norm of Church life, but only a condescension to your weakness. Therefore, the "Church divorce" you can ask, in that case, if you're going to get married again.
Before asking this question all the time in Church, you must obtain an official divorce in the registry office. When you save a registered marriage, your question will not be considered.
Pay attention to the reasons for divorce that are recognized by the Church. This, above all, a renunciation of Orthodoxy, as well as:- adultery;- enforcement of any of the former spouses in a new marriage;- syphilis or leprosy, alcoholism or AIDS, incurable mental illness;- unnatural vices; - the inability to marital cohabitation in the case if it came before marriage or as a result of deliberate-mutilation; - obscure the absence of one spouse for 5 years or more;- encroachment on the life or health of a spouse or children;- if one of the spouses concluded in place of imprisonment; if committed an abortion without spousal consent.
In the event that you are officially terminated the first marriage and have one of the above reasons for obtaining a Church divorce can petition to the diocesan office for the name of the Bishop (or Bishop, Archbishop, Metropolitan). His treatment you can do in your parish – it will be necessarily submitted to the Lord.
If you don't know how to write a petition, ask the priest. In a written statement to the Lord you have to summarize the story of his marriage and to explain the reason of divorce, to specify where and when has been concluded religious marriage and attach a copy of the documents regarding the civil divorce.
Your application will be considered individually. If the master deems the cause and you will not find any canonical obstacles to the conclusion of a new marriage, former spouses will give the blessing you will receive notification of debunking, signed by the diocesan Bishop. Further with this confirmation, you have the opportunity to get married for the second time.
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