Talk:Marriage in the Eastern Orthodox Church

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Byzantine Rite[edit]

Wrong!!!

In the Byzantine Rite. Eastern Catholics use the same ritual. The title MUST be changed. - Waelsch 01:57, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

The Byzantine Rite of the Eastern Catholics exists as part of the "deal" whereby they were permitted to retain their Orthodox rituals and customs in exchange for their submission to Rome. While it is true that Uniates do practice this ritual, it is only as a remnant of their Orthodox past. MishaPan (talk) 17:30, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

I would have to agree with you MishaPan. In the United States at least, don't the Byzantine Rite Roman Catholics even insert western wedding vows into the service? Eastern Roman Catholics need to figure out the difference between being first class citizens de jure and being second or even third class citizens de facto. --71.240.139.58 (talk) 00:43, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Divorce[edit]

I have removed the sentence about divorce being considered an embarrassment to the families of the former spouses. While this may be true in some places, it is a social and cultural phenomenon and not in keeping with an Orthodox view. Instead, Orthodox rites encourage penitence and restoration rather than the sort of social stigma that the comment described. Such a comment would perhaps be better placed in an article about various cultural views on divorce. --Bertelin 19:04, 30 October 2007 (UTC)