June 22, 2012 1 Comment
Originally posted on Krisrael:
Recently, I went on a recent trip to India for one of my best friend’s wedding. The union was unconventional from the Indian perspective; one was Catholic and the other Hindu, so they decided to have two weddings. This provided a fascinating mélange of cultures and a basis for comparison of the two wedding traditions.
First off was the Indian Catholic wedding, which to my surprise was no different than the one in the US. Believe it or not, 2.3% of the population in India is Christian, which is about 24 million people! Here is a beautiful interior shot of the oldest and largest church in New Delhi where the wedding took place:
In the true Western tradition, the ceremony has undertones of solemnity filled with many prayers that connect the audience with God, offering psalms and prayers for the bride and groom also centered around God. All in all…
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