Mass wedding: More than a dozen couples crowned in a Tanzanian parish (+VIDEO)
Iringa, Tanzania, July 6, 2022
The “Iringa Mission Center in Tanzania was filled today with joyful voices, African colors and expressions of joy and love,” Saint Dionysios of Olympus Mission Center reported on Saturday, July 2.
On that day, 15 couples were “united in the sacred bonds of matrimony” with the blessing of Bishop Agathonikos of Arusha and Central Tanzania of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.
“Weddings in Africa may not have the fancy decorations and grand receptions, but they are filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit. The joy of the couples is transmitted to all,” writes the Saint Dionysios Center.
Mass baptisms and weddings are commonplace in African parishes. OrthoChristian previously reported that 9 couples got married in Arusha in Mass Orthodox wedding served for the Maasai tribe in TanzaniaA great spiritual event and joy for the Orthodox faithful of the Maasai tribe in Tanzania and the whole Diocese of Arusha and Central Tanzania was celebrated recently.
“>September 2020, and 8 got married in Kiamantzura in Tanzania: 150+ Baptisms, 8 marriages in a parish (+VIDEO)Another mass baptism was celebrated in Africa, this time in a parish in northwestern Tanzania. Tanzania: second mass baptism in a weekThe sacrament was presided over by Bishop Chrysostomos of Bukoba, who also led the baptism of 155 people of all ages a few days before. »> 61 other people were baptized a week later in Bukoba.
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Source: Orthodox Christianity