Belarus: Blessing of Marriage

Prepared by FFWPU Belarus

After the recent Eastern Europe leaders meeting in Korolova, Belarus, members conducted a blessing for 35 couples at the local harvest festival, “Dozhinki,” on Saturday September 15. For the first time the village where ten blessed families live, was chosen to host the Dozhinki celebration on a regional level.

Miraculously after Dr. Balcomb’s inspiring guidance at the leaders meeting we were given permission to set up a tent at the village in the central square. The day of the festival was rainy, but we created a holy atmosphere and couples were drawn to us. They received holy juice, recited the blessing pledge and did the indemnity stick ceremony.

Many of them were already married for more than 20 years. All couples and guests also received an invitation for the Happy Family Festival on October 20.

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