An Orthodox wedding ceremony is done in two parts, the betrothal and the crowning. It is quite a bit different from Protestant or Roman Catholic ceremonies you may have attended.

If you are interested in reading the texts of the services, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese has put them up on their site. They will be very similar to what we will be using, with some small changes for translations used.

The Service of Betrothal

The Service of the Crowning

We will be providing service books with the actual texts we’ll be using so that you can follow along.

September in Texas is still rather warm so we encourage you to wear lighter clothing that is still church appropriate.

The Russian Orthodox Church of Three Saints in Garfield, NJ has a really nice page discussing the dos and don’ts in church if you have any questions.