Wedding in Mitzela, Greece :  At the altar in stefana, linked crowns that are a staple of Greek Orthodox weddings.

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Greek Wedding Tradition Wedding in Mitzela, Greece : At the altar in stefana, linked crowns that are a staple of Greek Orthodox weddings.

The Stefana are joined by a ribbon that symbolizes the unity of the bride and groom.

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The Eastern Orthodox marriage ceremony includes the "crowning" of the couple. They are told their role is to be the rulers of their household, but also that these are crowns of martyrdom. (The crown in Byzantine iconography indicates the person died for Christ. "Martyria" means witness; they witnesses their commitment to Christ) The sacrificial aspect of marriage is emphasized in the words of the rite.

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I really like the orthodox tradition of the crowns during ceremonies.

For our Greek brides and grooms.STEFANA Greek Orthodox Wedding Headpiece in Raw Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Silver, or Gold Plate

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