Any other Greek or Greek-American bees out there??

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
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Newbee

Me, me, me! πŸ™‚

My Fiance is Lebanese (Antiochian Orthodox). His family attends the larger of the two Antiochian Orthodox churches here, but we chose the smaller of the two Antiochian churches to marry at. We like the fact that it is sort of neutral territory for us….and it is gorgeous. Since we met we’ve attended the Greek Orthodox church that I grew up in, though, and that is where we are having our pre-marital counseling.

I’ve been having a hard time finding the perfect stefana. There are just so many gorgeous choices. Lambades too. We’re not having a koumbaro or koumbara per se, but rather having the priests from both of our churches perform those roles during the ceremony.

I love our ceremony. I am so thankful to have found the perfect Orthodox man. It wasn’t always important to me, but it really hits home while planning. There is just something so comforting to me about the traditions involved, and the fact that both families are used to them makes it so nice.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not Greek, but I’m Orthodox.  I’m an expat living in Korea, and we had a small church ceremony with my church family there in addition to a traditional Korean wedding and a Canadian party.  Of course, being in a country with a very small Orthodox community, we didn’t have many options for stefana, so our sponsors made them for us,  and because we have a small English speaking population at the Cathedral in Seoul, everyone took some kind of role and it seemed like our whole English community was a vital part of the wedding ceremony. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I’m part Greek but I’m kind of unusual in that I’m not Greek Orthodox and never went to Greek school growing up or anything. My dad just wasn’t that into it. I’m always jealous of the Greek girls who got to connect with their heritage in that way.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Me Too!! My date is a week after yours

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@Evie19: This is true. I actually tried to take Greek lessons a few years ago. So embarassing because I had to use the books for the little kids. LOL

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m not Greek, but my Fiance is, and we’ll be married in a Greek Orthodox church. It’s been so fun learning about all of the different traditions. My family is not going to know what hit them! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m half greek. My mother is full greek and had the typical “big fat greek wedding”. I believe 400 guests!

I will be having greek dancing with some old traditional greek music, but I’m having a traditional christian ceremony. Broke me mamas heart at first, but now she’s totally excited. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hello!!! I’m Greek too!!I live in Athens!!!My wedding is in July and will take place in Florina (a city in north)! it’s going to be a traditional wedding and very happy for it!

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