What is the point of marriage? Think of the first married couple… God said: “Be fruitful, and multiply; fill the earth.”
Before you get married… • Talk to Abouna for his advice and his blessings • When talking to Abouna and family about it first, you will get their blessings. • Make sure you are an adult
Wedding Day • Just like bread and wine turn into the Lord Jesus’ body and blood during the Liturgy, so will the bride and groom enter the church and leave as…_____ • When the _______ prays, the Holy Spirit unites (joins) the two people • Come into church separately.
During Wedding • Abouna anoints them with OIL, and DRESSES the groom with a priest’s golden robe as a king and priest of the house and PUTS GOLDEN CROWNS on both like heads of a KING and QUEEN. Then the priest prays on them and says how to treat each other with respect and with love. Then they kneel at the Altar. • At that moment… • Then everyone __________ them
Jeopardy Time • Who should a couple consult before they get married? • Can two kids get married? • Where does a Christian marriage take place? • Do the groom and bride go to the church together? • What do they wear on their heads? • Where do they kneel in the church? • What does the priest do when they are kneeling?