Question: Can an Orthodox and a Catholic get married?

If it takes place without the dispensation, the Catholic Church still considers the marriage to be valid if both parties were free to marry. As a general rule, the Orthodox do not allow their faithful to be married in a non-Orthodox ceremony.

Can a Catholic get married in an Orthodox Church?

Most Orthodox Churches allow marriages between members of the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. Catholic canon law allows marriage between a Catholic and an Orthodox only if permission is obtained from the Catholic bishop.

Can a Catholic and a non Catholic get married?

A marriage between a Catholic and a non-Christian (someone not baptized) is seen by the Church as invalid unless a dispensation (called a dispensation from disparity of cult, meaning difference of worship) is granted from the law declaring such marriages invalid.

Why does the Orthodox Church allow remarriage?

For the Eastern Orthodox, the marriage is indissoluble as in it should not be broken, the violation of such a union, perceived as holy, being an offence resulted from either adultery or the prolonged absence of one of the partners. Thus, permitting remarriage is an act of compassion of the Church towards sinful man.

Do Orthodox Christians have to get married in a church?

While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. While it may seem extremely difficult or complex to get married in the Greek Orthodox Church, rest assured it is not.

Do you have to be Orthodox to get married in an Orthodox church?

While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. If an Orthodox Christian does get married outside of the Orthodox Church, then they are in effect excommunicating themselves from the Orthodox Church.

Who can get married in an Orthodox Church?

While non-Orthodox Christians can marry in the Orthodox Church, an Orthodox Christian is not allowed to marry in a non-Orthodox Church or ceremony. If an Orthodox Christian does get married outside of the Orthodox Church, then they are in effect excommunicating themselves from the Orthodox Church.

How long is an Orthodox wedding ceremony?

about 30 to 60 minutes The Wedding Ceremony A Greek Orthodox Wedding generally last about 30 to 60 minutes.

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