Russian Orthodox Church refused to marry couples on the family Day

The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) can marry couples in the Day of family, love and fidelity, since July 8 falls on one of the days of Peter’s post, reports TASS with reference to the Archpriest Dmitry Roshchin.

“July 8 always Petrovsky post, so it is impossible to perform the sacrament of marriage”, — he said.

The priest said that those who enter into a Church marriage it the feast of saints Peter and Fevronia can do it September 19 — day of remembrance of the relics of Peter from the Annunciation monastery to the Holy Trinity convent of Murom Febronia to the relics.

However, he noted that the Church pays much attention to the support of the institution of the family and supports a holiday celebrated on 8 July.

The day of family, love and fidelity is celebrated in Russia since 2008 and coincides with the Church the feast day of saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom. The history of the ascetics is based on ancient Chronicles, according to which the daughter of a beekeeper from the Ryazan village Febronia healed from the terrible disease of Murom Prince Peter, after which they fell in love and got married. Died Peter and Fevronia in one day and hour — July 8, new style.