In China it has become fashionable to invite a priest to a wedding
BEIJING. According to Fr. Dionisy Pozdnyaev, priest-in-charge of SS Peter & Paul Church in Hong Kong, Christian wedding ceremonies are gaining popularity in China.
"It has become fashionable to arrange something like a wedding - the couple doesn't go to church, but they exchange rings, pledge faithfulness to each other; it is a put-together secular rite. The rage is to invite a real priest to participate in this event, preferably a foreign priest. I've been invited twice "- said Fr. Dionisy in an interview published Friday in the newspaper "Amurkaya Pravda. "
Once the priest even saw an advertisement on a Catholic church: "A Church wedding - is fashionable, creative, powerful!" The banner displayed a Chinese bride in a white dress, surrounded by birds and flowers.
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