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Orthodox wedding in southern Ukraine - Serge and Galina in Belgorod-Dnestrovsky

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Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi is located on the right bank of the Dniester in the Odessa Oblast. This city lies quite south of Ukraine right next to Moldova and at the edge of the Black Sea. There is a fortress which once belonged to the Moldovan prince Stephen the Great. You will also see beautiful pictures of this castle in the next videos since the wedding was transposed on the seashores after the orthodox ceremony.

The adventures of Serge in Ukraine

You will see in this video the continuation of the adventures of Serge after his trip to Kiev in the summer 2016, or the reception of Galina at the airport in Montreal. (October 2016)

The Orthodox wedding ceremony in Ukraine

As you can see in the image, the ceremony is divided into two parts, first with the betrothal and then with the coronation.

The engagements:

The basic principle being that in the couple, each member, man or woman, taken individually are imperfect. It is the holy union that creates perfection before God. The Orthodox priest who is very well illustrated in this video with his long beard and his voice singing litanies and psalms seriously. You also hear the hearts of the Ukrainian women singing the psalms.

The coronation

The witnesses of Serge and Galina carry the crown over Galina and Serge. It is the ritual that consecrates the union of man and woman before the lord.

A bit like in the Catholic tradition, the two married drink the wine in the cup, the blood of Christ. The young couple then walks around the altar three times, symbolizing the nuptial march. Their hands are bound by a divine scarf

See Also the wedding of Jean and Irina in Quebec

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