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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 12:55:23 PM »
This draw looks more than a coronation ceremony than a wedding, but I like it very much ;-)
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 01:19:53 PM »
It was a customn that two crowns were held above the couple´s heads, usually by younger relatives.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 01:23:03 PM »
It was a customn that two crowns were held above the couple´s heads, usually by younger relatives.
Thank you very much for the fact Ally ;-)
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2009, 06:34:28 PM »
Indeed ! In Russia all grooms and brides get crowns, but only royal ones get it in Greece.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2009, 06:42:35 PM »
Do you know if these crowns were...mmm... specially for that event or were common ones?
I suposse that they don't exist today
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2009, 11:00:08 AM »
I suppose those crowns are the property of the curch (in which the wedding take place), like in other faiths, f.e. crosses, spoons candle holder etc...

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2009, 02:20:07 PM »
Ohh! I thought that the crowns belonged to the imperial couple, I've never imagined that they
were property of the church. Thanks!
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2009, 10:31:08 AM »
Mostly likely they belong to the church, because they use crowns at every marriage in Russia.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2009, 07:34:59 PM »
Are you sure they used them for every marriage? I don't think they'd use them for the peasants, would they? ;)

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2009, 12:03:40 AM »
Are you sure they used them for every marriage? I don't think they'd use them for the peasants, would they? ;)

They use the crowns for EVERY couple and social status doesn't mean anything in this case.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2009, 03:08:27 PM »
Yes in Russia but not in Greece. The Othodox chuches has different laws in this case.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2009, 11:23:42 PM »
But I remember that when Prince Felipe de Borbón (actual King of Spain) married the Greek Princess Sophia, they performed a GReek Orthodox wedding and a Catholic one. When they married the Greek Orthodox way, they used crowns, like it could be seen at the pics of the time. ..I don't know. Not being Orthodox myself, I don't know very much about different Orthodox Churchs, Of course, I know there are many "National Orthodox Churches"  (Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian etc...) But in the Greek case, I remember to have seen the crowns over the groom and the bride's head.

I think that the mean of this custom is that they consider the groom, the "king of the house" and the bride "the queen of the house", or something like this...But correct me if am I wrong.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2009, 01:21:01 PM »
Yes. But I said ONLY Royalty can be crowned in the Greek Wedding ceremony. Both Sophia & Juan Carlos (not Felipe) were royals. In an ordinary Greek wedding, no crowns were offered to the groom or bride.

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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2009, 06:52:55 PM »
They use the crowns for EVERY couple and social status doesn't mean anything in this case.
And do you know if this tradition still exists?
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Re: Marie's wedding
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2009, 12:06:05 AM »
They use the crowns for EVERY couple and social status doesn't mean anything in this case.
And do you know if this tradition still exists?

Of course still exists. I once was a crown-holder at my friends' wedding ceremony at a local cathedral.