Marriage

“Marriage is not between two but three, the husband, the wife and God. And for it to be successful the three must perfectly cooperate and become a Holy Trinity.”

Fr Demosthenes Nicolaou

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“The husband and the wife should be like the hand and the eye. When the hand hurst, the eyes should be crying. And when the eyes cry, the hand should wipe away the tears.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“There is no relationship between human beings so close as that of a husband and wife, if they are united as they ought to be.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“Marriage is the key of moderation and harmony of desires, the seal of a deep friendship… United in the flesh, one spirit, they urge each other on by the good of their mutual love. For marriage does not remove God, but brings all closer to Him, for it is God Himself Who draws us to it.”

Saint Gregory the Theologian

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“If a man and woman marry in order to be companions on the journey through Earth to Heaven, then their union will bring great joy to themselves and to others.”

Saint John Chrysostom

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“Remember from the moment you marry, he says, you will have much pain, you will suffer, and your life will be a Cross, but a Cross blossoming with flowers. Your marriage will have its joys, its smiles, and its beautiful things. But during the days of sunshine, remember that all the lovely flowers conceal a Cross, which can emerge into your sunshine at any moment.”

Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra

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“Marriage is more than human. It is… a miniature kingdom, which is the little house of the Lord.”

Saint Clement of Alexandria

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