Speciality of a Christian Wedding

by Ekta M. Blogger

Marriage is the union of two hearts, of the husband and wife, and their families with a commitment to share the love and happiness. The wedding ceremony differs among religions and cultures and the ceremony reflects the couple’s culture and beliefs. Christian wedding is very unique in terms of the customs which are based on the cultural beliefs they follow. Christian wedding is considered as a covenant relation. The word covenant means a formal or binding agreement which is made cutting an animal into 2 parts. This ancient tradition has a deep impact on the Christian wedding ceremony. The two parties entering into a covenant walk between the two halves of the animal and meet at the centre, considered as holy place.

Christian wedding traditions

  • During Christian weddings, the family and friends of the two sides sit on opposite sides in the church. The bride and groom, as part of the pre wedding ceremony, walk from the centre aisle symbolizing the covenant’s true spirit.

  • The white runner used in the marriages represents the holy ground where the hearts are united.

  • The groom enters the church first, representing the Christ establishing the first covenant.

  • The bride’s father escorts the bride in the wedding ceremony. This represents the father’s message that he is presenting his daughter as a pure bride and approving of the man who is marrying her. It also represents the blessings of the parents and transfer of the responsibility and care to the husband.

  • The white wedding garment of the bride symbolizes her purity and of her heart.

Significant traditions representing the culture

Many other wedding traditions are followed during Christian weddings signifying the practices and beliefs of the Church, the Christ and the Bible.

  • The husband and wife join their hands, speak out their vows and join their hands. This is a tradition followed from the ancient covenant relations where the two sides join their hands.

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