Nagaland: Mass wedding of 5 couples celebrated in Zunheboto | MorungExpress
Five couples were celebrated by Dr. Hutton Sumi, pastor of the Sumi Zunheboto Baptist Church at his “first mass wedding” on October 6.
Zunheboto, October 6 (MExN): Five couples were celebrated by Dr. Hutton Sumi, pastor of the Sumi Zunheboto Baptist Church at his “first mass wedding” on October 6.
The church leader said ‘it was the first time a mass wedding was held, there must be some criticism’, however, he believes ‘the church was doing it for a better cause’ and added that “one of the reasons was time constraints”.
In a press release, the official informed that the church celebrated 104 weddings last year and “we are waiting for everyone for our wedding and in the long term, many office workers and professional workers have missed 104 days. of office in a year, which is more than 3 months and the church decided to have a mass wedding also from a financial perspective, which affected many church members in the past and taking this initiative was to help church members and this year they planned a mass wedding which was a big success.
The general congregation that showed up for the wedding was around 3,500 and it saved them five days as five couples married together, the statement said.
Stating that the mode of marriage from a single couple to mass marriage has changed, “but the sacred marital vow remains the same and not one iota of a vow has been taken away from what it used to add that this being the first there might have been some loopholes but they will improvise over time and by changing the weather like this they have to keep up with the times and therefore they are trying to make changes in the mode of marriage .
According to the press release, the official informed that the church will have five more mass weddings until December where 28 couples will be vowed and hopes that “this small change will have a lot of impact among the church members and at long term for the people around them and furthermore hope that it will have a positive impact more than a negative one.
Previously the ceremony was presided over by Ghunato Asumi, Assistant Pastor General SBCZ, invocation pronounced by Hilotoli Awomi Assoc. Pastor (C), special song presented by the SBCZ Music Committee and concluded with the blessing spoken by Itokato Chophy, Associate Pastor (C).