More than 500 couples who had already started families but had no Church wedding participated in mass wedding ceremonies Thursday, reports the site of the Georgian Patriarchate quoted by Orthochristian.
The services were held with the blessing of His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia. The organizational work was undertaken by the Society of Chokhonetsev of Georgia, founded by the Georgian Patriarchate with the purpose of strengthening the institution of the traditional family.
More than 120 couples were crowned in the Holy Trinity Sameba Cathedral in Tbilisi alone.
“We congratulate them with this special and wish them holiness and familial stability,” the Patriarchate’s message reads.
The first general wedding was held in Georgia in 2017 and was attended by several hundred couples. Last year the event, which crowned about 400 couples throughout Tbilisi, coincided with the city-wide procession in honor of Family Purity Day.
Photo courtesy of Georgian Patriarchate