Re: Marriage and Great Lent
- Sunday of the Prodigal Son is the Last Sunday before Great Lent that a
marriage can be performred, the last day before lent would be the
following Friday. Your Bishop may bless the next Sunday, but strictly
speaking that would be an eve of a day with lent.
For a priest to serve at a wedding in a parish of his own Diocese, he
would arrange with the Parish Rector. For a priest to serve in a
parish of another Diocese he would need a blessing from his own Bishop
to serve outside his Diocese and the Ruling Bishop's blessing of the
parish where you plan to serve the wedding, and that with an agreement
with the Parish Rector.
With the Blessing of your ruling Bishop you could celebrate a wedding
in another jurisdiction's Orthodox Church but you might not be able to
concelebrate with the priest from that Church, again this would be
according to your Bishop's instruction.
Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Samueloff
> When is the last day that one would be permitted to be married prior
> to the start of the Great Lent. Would it not also be required for a
> priest to recieve the blessing of his Bishop if he wanted to conduct
> the marriage in another parish? Further, would it be aginast the
> Canons for a Rocor priest to perform the marriage in a non-rocor
> parish? Can someone provide commentary
> Mike Samueloff
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