Sunday, December 29, 2013

12-29-13teacherken at Daily Kos: Brothers and Sisters at Daily Kos - an Orthodox Wedding

Daily Kos: Brothers and Sisters at Daily Kos - an Orthodox Wedding:

Yes, I know my last name is Bernstein
28 years ago today Leaves on the Current and I got married in an Orthodox Wedding.
It was a Sunday afternoon.
It was not an Orthodox synagogue, because I was not religiously Jewish.
It was at St. Mark Orthodox Church in Bethesda, MD, part of of the Orthodox Church in America.
This will post automatically at 8 PM.  Since it is our wedding anniversary, I apologize for not being here to attend it, as we will be at a favorite restaurant in the Virginia countryside for our anniversary dinner.
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos.  We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may want to share joys and concerns, or simply take solace in a meditative atmosphere. Anyone who comes in the spirit of mutual respect, warmth and healing is welcome.
Please keep reading as I explore the Orthodox wedding service, remembering back almost 3 decades ago.
The ceremony is, as one might expect, full of Biblical texts and references, both from the 

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