Christian marriage

The betrothed believe that it was God who created the institution of marriage, a union between men and women for the purpose of a life in common. That is why the ceremony is blessed by a divine representative.

Os nubentes acreditam que partiu de Deus a instituição do casamento, união de homens e mulheres para vida em comum. Por essa razão a cerimónia é abençoada por um representante divino.

Vasily Wladimirowitsch Pukirev (1832-1890)-'the unequal marriage´'-oil on canvas-1862   Moscow-The Tretyakov Gallery

Pietro Longhi (1702-1765)-'the sacramental of marriage'-oil on canvas-ca 1755   Private collection

Ilya Yefimovich Repin (1844-1930)-'wedding of Nicholas II and Grand Duchess Alexandra Fedorovna'-oil on canvas-1894   St Petersburg-The State Russian Museum

William Hogarth (1697-1764)--'marriage of Stephen Beckingham and Mary Cox'-oil on canvas-ca 1729   New York-Metropolitan Museum of Art

Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)-'the marriage of Tristram and Iseude Les Blanche Mains'-stained glass panels   Bradford-Art Galleries

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