Advice 1: How to bless the marriage

Wedding is a happy day not only for bride and groom but also for their parents. I want young to live happily ever after. Blessing means in this situation very much. Young blessed, you agree with the choice of a son or daughter and wish them love and kindness. It is very important to observe the ancient rite.
How to bless the marriage
You will need
  • The Kazan icon of the Mother of God and Jesus Christ
  • Towels
Instruction
1
If you marry the daughter, the blessing start you. Before the bride and groom will go to the Registrar, leave with them in the room where no guests.
2
Take the towel. With it, take the icon of the Kazan mother of God. The image should be aimed at the young.
3
Say daughter's parting words. A single form for this, and the words must be sincere. Tell her that I wish her love, happiness, many children, prosperity in the house, which she will establish and maintain with the chosen one. You let her go to a new home where she will be well and happy.
4
Put way the sign of the cross and allow his daughter to kiss the icon.
5
Similarly, bless the groom. Tell him parting words, put the sign of the cross and let me kiss the image.
6
Tie the bride and groom hand towel and count the knots. How much will they — as many grandchildren and expect.
7
On arrival from the Registrar's office in the house of the groom young bless his parents. They take into their family a wife and son. The groom's parents bless the young icon of Jesus Christ.
8
Put icons on a festive table near the loaf. After the wedding feast they will carry a couple and put in a sacred corner in my apartment. These icons will become the keepers of their family home.
Note
Icons can not be taken with bare hands.

Before the blessing at the bride's home the groom must pass all the required tests, to buy the bride and give her a bouquet.

The groom's parents first, bless the son
Useful advice
Icons and towels can be bought in any Church. Often they are sold in special sets.

After the blessing on the towel young served bread and salt.

Advice 2 : How to bless the marriage

The tradition to bless the newlyweds before the wedding, the native people exist since ancient times. But today, many parents still adhere to the mandatory blessings of their children to the wedding. This requires a certain adherence to established rules.

How to bless the marriage
You will need
  • Rushnik (towel), an icon with the face of Jesus Christ, the icon with the face of the Mother of God, the bread and salt.
Instruction
1
The blessing of the bride and groom happens with each of them in his house. That is, when you declare a son or daughter that they are going to create a family, parents or people who raised the bride and groom and is responsible for them immediately bless, if you agree with their decision.
2
Groom bless the following way. His parents stand next to each other. The father must hold this icon with image Jesus Christ. The groom kneels in front of parents one or both knees. The father three times, baptizing him with the icon and gave it to the mother of the groom. She repeats the same movement. According to the canons of the Orthodox Church, the groom sanctifies the sign of the cross, kissed the icon.
3
Bride in her home bless in the same way that you and the groom. The difference is that her family are holding an icon of the Mother of the virgin.
4
If it so happened that young told the relatives about their decision together, and the situation requires the blessing of a pair now, bless the future family parents of the bride or groom, or both are standing next to it.
5
After the wedding the newlyweds parents according to the Orthodox canons must bless again. Today, this stage occurs among the guests at the wedding reception. Blessing after the wedding or marriage happens in the following scenario. Before entering the house or place where they will celebrate the wedding the parents bless their family and presented with an icon of a wedding loaf in the center of which is the salt shaker with salt. Bride and groom bite from the loaf one slice of bread, sprinkling it with salt.
6
In an atheistic family benediction is parting words of parents to their children. The icon in this case is not used.
Note
Ancient essence of the blessing procedure was the following: in the family one generation from time immemorial conducted the so-called Tree of Life or family tree. Each family kept a chronicle of the life of their ancestors up to the seventh generation. These data were passed from mouth to mouth for the blessing and the wedding in the hands of the sons, and the blessing was not given to parents, if there was a crossing family ties family tree of the bride and groom. With his parental blessing parents passed on to her son before the wedding force only of its kind.

Advice 3 : What icon to give for a wedding

Icons as a gift you can present to the newlyweds at the ceremony in the Church. We should always remember that the icon is not a piece of furniture, not a talisman. Icon offered to the wedding in the first place, praying that at any point in their life they could turn to the Lord, to ask His intercession or to thank them for their help. As a rule, icons bring to the wedding the parents of the bride and groom.
Wedding icons
Instruction
1
In the sacrament of marriage, the Lord blesses and sanctifies the future spouses of their Union. Wedding is not only a beautiful ceremony but also a very important step, which is made only once in life. To approach the sacrament should seriously. The groom and the bride become each other's spouses forever before God.
2
Traditionally, the parents of the bride and groom are brought to the sacrament of icons of the Saviour and of the virgin, these icons were transferred as a patrimonial relic from parents to children. The bride's parents presented the icon of the Savior groom, and the groom's parents bless the bride with an icon of the virgin. If the parents of the newlyweds are not participating in the sacrament, icons to the wedding bring the groom and the bride. Wedding icons in the sacrament the priest blesses the spouses then presents the icons to the bride and groom as a sign that their Union sanctified by divine grace.
3
Wedding icons you can buy directly of the Sacrament in the Church shop. Many young couples come to the purchase of wedding icons with trepidation. Go to the Church shop or biggest store in advance and see which style icons are closer to you. The icon of the Savior is generally written in the style of "the Lord Almighty," and the image of our lady can be anything. When you select the icon, you can navigate to the image venerated in your family, if it's not, you can select the image of Kazan, before which they pray for the blessing of marriage, "Theodore", is known to help in childbirth, giving birth to healthy children, or "Immortal flower" which stands for love, loyalty and harmony between the spouses. Wedding icons also write to order. The writing of icons is a very time consuming job and requires a lot of time, so order handwritten icons in advance.
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Icons for wedding is often called "the wedding couple". This is due not only to their quantity. If you decided to book a handwritten icons, they will write at the same time in the same style. Wedding icons can be decorated with ornaments, gold, items of clothing may be prescribed from melted gold and decorated with natural pearls.
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To the wedding as a gift, you can bring other icons, but they are not equivalent wedding icons, which directly participate in the Sacrament. A wonderful gift to the bride and groom will be the icons of saints - the blessed Staritsa Matrona of Moscow, of blessed St. Xenia and St. Nicholas and St. Sergius of Radonezh.
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