(Closed) help with Ukrainian Catholic traditions/reading?

posted 7 years ago in Interfaith
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am looking for the same thing. Did you ever find one?

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hello, thought I might help a little. I am Ukrainian and though I was raised Orthdox I am familiar with other traditions as well. There is one thing you might want to consider. Majority of Ukrainian catholics belong to Greek-Catholic Church (its unique to Ukraine congragation that was created combining catholic and orthodox traditions.) Very small amount do belong to Ukrainian Catholic Church. But either one of those usually means that traditional wedding would include a lot of ethnic Ukrainial elements.

Here, I found for you couple videos to have a first look at traditional(folk) Ukrainian wedding videos(I do have to point that they different from region to region). Lately I have seen a lot of couples do a traditional dress/ceremony in a cathedral/church and then change to a white puffy dress for second day civil ceremony. Also I assume as your fiancee was raised Catholic his parents (grand?) are probably from Western Ukraine. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmXyIjjK28w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpIdhhovifY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP5pDkQOB5M

Ceremony in Cathedral: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAG_DIbbSpQ

This one is very very very folk (traditional) Gutsul(Western Ukrainian) Ceremony(mostly Greek Catholic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzhrbEVjjHE

Another one; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIsWV-8tHOk

Hope I didn’t overwhelm you 🙂 practically each region of Ukraine has its onw centuries old wedding traditions. 

There are some elements you can include though. 

Here I found venue in NY which caters to ukrainian wedding and they have explanations of some traditions:

http://www.weddingsatsoyuzivka.com/traditions.html

Hope this helps 🙂

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