Requirements Prior to Wedding

   - Active Church memberships for the current year 

   - Previously married couples

      - If one of the spouses has been previously married, a copy of the divorce must be presented well in advance.

      - If the previous marriage took place in an Orthodox Church, a Decree of Ecclesial Divorce must be presented well in advance.

    - Interfaith marriages

      - The non Orthodox bride/groom must be a Christian who has been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity. Please inform Father Peter            as the Orthodox Church does not accept all baptisms.

The Role of the Sponsor

   - The koubara/o must be a member in good standing of the Church for the current year

   - If he/she is married, it must be blessed by the Orthodox church

   - The couple may still have a best man and maid of honor but the koumbaro/a will stand beside the couple

Setting a Date

   - Reservations for dates are made by appointment by the couple and Father Peter

Items Needed for the Wedding Day

   - Rings

   - Stefana

   - Two decorated candles

   - Silver wedding tray filled with koufeta

   - Bottle of red wine (can be purchased through the church)

Frequently Asked Questions

   - What is the length of ceremony?

       45 minutes

   - What are the fees?

       Members $500

       Non-members $1,000

    - Are there any dates which are not permitted?

       January 5-6

       Great Lent & Holy Week

       August 1-15

       August 29

       September 14

       December 13-25

       All Holy Days of our Lord

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