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The Eastern Orthodox wedding ceremony consists of two parts: the exchange of rings and the “crowning” (rite performed while crowns are held over — not on — the head of the bride and groom — in the Russian tradition). Today, the two parts are performed together, but the exchange of rings was once performed separately and thus had the function of a betrothal, binding and almost as indissoluble as the full church wedding.

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