Post # 1
hi ladies- just got engaged last night and the dRama has begun. I’m catholic fiancé is Greek orthodox we had planned to get married in his Orthodox Church. Now my parents are insisting we get married in my Catholic church. From what I see online it doesn’t look like my fiancées church will allow him to marry in a Catholic Church and still stay in good standing in his church. we plan on raising kids as GO. Any advice , experience with this? Thanks!!!
Post # 2
Congratulations on the engagement! Interfaith can be challenging but manageable if you two communicatte about your goals and preferences to come up with compromises. It might be helpful to know what your church’s views and requirements on interfaith marriage are if that matters to you. Even if your parents want you to marry in the Catholic church, ultimately, you and your Fiance are the ones who are getting married.
My Fiance is Catholic, and we’re marrying outside of the Catholic tradition because of all the rules. It just depends on what you’re comfortable with.
Post # 3
I am Greek orthodox and my Fi is Catholic. It is true if you are not married in the Greek church then you cannot baptize your children in the Greek church. If you are planning on raising them GO then you should do it in the Greek church. Some priests will allow the Catholic priest to come to the Greek church and do that part of the ceremony as well. See if its an option.
good luck I know it can be difficult with both families wanting what they want. What ultimately matters is that you and your husband are on the same page and make the best decision for your family.