The Order

The Order of the Rite of the Holy Matrimony 1

The deacons would lead the procession into the church.2
  1. Ep-ooro
  2. 3
  3. The Beginning Blessing

  4. Prayer of Thanksgiving

  5. The Verses of the Cymbals

  6. O God who created...

  7. Pikhrestos Pi-Loghos

  8. O Master...

  9. Ti-estole - Al-hola

  10. Tee-shori

  11. The Pauline Epistle

  12. The Hymn of the Holy Spirit – Pi-epnevma

  13. The Trisagion

  14. Litany of the Gospel

  15. The Psalm

  16. The Psalm & Gospel

  17. The Gospel Response

  18. O Lord God ...

  19. Pikhrestos Pi-Loghos

  20. The Creed

  21. The 1st Matrimonial Prayer

  22. The 1st Prayer Response - Kataf-riti

  23. The 2nd Matrimonial Prayer

  24. The 2nd Prayer Response - Ta-hirini

  25. The 3rd Matrimonial Prayer

  26. The 3rd Prayer Response - Emperer-ep-obsh

  27. Prayer of Submission

  28. Ef-esmo eron

  29. The Prayer Over the Oil

  30. May this oil...

  31. You have anointed...

  32. O God, Lord of hosts...

  33. The Prayer Over the Crowns

  34. Place the Crowns...

  35. O Lord...

  36. Khen Efran

  37. O You who... - Yal-lazee

  38. Han-eklom

  39. O You Who Blessed...

  40. Now since you...

  41. Take unto you - Estelem Ya 'erees

  42. The Commandment of the Groom - "My blessed son..."

  43. Listen O Bride - Esmaee Ya 'ros

  44. The Commandment of the Bride - And you, blessed daughter

  45. A Pure Marriage - Zawag Saleh

  46. May God bless...

  47. The Final Blessing

  48. Shere Mareia Ti-ooro
  49. 4


1 According to the approval of the Holy Synod and taken from "The Book of the Holy Matrimony," approved by H.E. Metropolitan Bishoy

2 In the original rite, the groom entered first by Ep-ooro and than the bride would follow with "Shere ne Maria," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia.

3 If there is time, "Shere ne Maria..Semouti," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia, and Teoi enhikanos of the Theotokeia can be said until the couple are in front of the Alter. Also this order of hymns changes according to the season. For example in the Holy Fifties, Ekhrestos Anisti is said instead of Ep-ooro.

4 This is the one that is said during the Divine Liturgy after ten-oo-osht. Also here, "Shere ne Maria..Semouti," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia, and Teoi enhikanos of the Theotokeia can be said after if the couples have not yet exited the church

The Order of the Rite of the Holy Matrimony 1

The deacons would lead the procession into the church.2
  1. Ep-ooro
  2. 3
  3. The Beginning Blessing

  4. Prayer of Thanksgiving

  5. The Verses of the Cymbals

  6. O God who created...

  7. Pikhrestos Pi-Loghos

  8. O Master...

  9. Ti-estole - Al-hola

  10. Tee-shori

  11. The Pauline Epistle

  12. The Hymn of the Holy Spirit – Pi-epnevma

  13. The Trisagion

  14. Litany of the Gospel

  15. The Psalm

  16. The Psalm & Gospel

  17. The Gospel Response

  18. O Lord God ...

  19. Pikhrestos Pi-Loghos

  20. The Creed

  21. The 1st Matrimonial Prayer

  22. The 1st Prayer Response - Kataf-riti

  23. The 2nd Matrimonial Prayer

  24. The 2nd Prayer Response - Ta-hirini

  25. The 3rd Matrimonial Prayer

  26. The 3rd Prayer Response - Emperer-ep-obsh

  27. Prayer of Submission

  28. Ef-esmo eron

  29. The Prayer Over the Oil

  30. May this oil...

  31. You have anointed...

  32. O God, Lord of hosts...

  33. The Prayer Over the Crowns

  34. Place the Crowns...

  35. O Lord...

  36. Khen Efran

  37. O You who... - Yal-lazee

  38. Han-eklom

  39. O You Who Blessed...

  40. Now since you...

  41. Take unto you - Estelem Ya 'erees

  42. The Commandment of the Groom - "My blessed son..."

  43. Listen O Bride - Esmaee Ya 'ros

  44. The Commandment of the Bride - And you, blessed daughter

  45. A Pure Marriage - Zawag Saleh

  46. May God bless...

  47. The Final Blessing

  48. Shere Mareia Ti-ooro
  49. 4


1 According to the approval of the Holy Synod and taken from "The Book of the Holy Matrimony," approved by H.E. Metropolitan Bishoy

2 In the original rite, the groom entered first by Ep-ooro and than the bride would follow with "Shere ne Maria," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia.

3 If there is time, "Shere ne Maria..Semouti," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia, and Teoi enhikanos of the Theotokeia can be said until the couple are in front of the Alter. Also this order of hymns changes according to the season. For example in the Holy Fifties, Ekhrestos Anisti is said instead of Ep-ooro.

4 This is the one that is said during the Divine Liturgy after ten-oo-osht. Also here, "Shere ne Maria..Semouti," the 7th Part of Sunday the Theotokeia, and Teoi enhikanos of the Theotokeia can be said after if the couples have not yet exited the church

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