Byzantine marriage explored in Ukrainian Catholic church – Catholic Philly

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The Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Myrrhbearers, Swarthmore, is hosting the program “Byzantine Marriage: An Eastern Christian Sacrament for the Life of the World” on October 30.

Carl Krauthaser Jr. will give a presentation on the spirituality of marriage as found in the marriage ceremony of the Byzantine Church. He will discuss what it means to be “bridegroom and bride” especially in relation to the domestic church. It will also examine the destructive forces that undermine marriage and family in today’s secular society.

The program is as follows:

9h00 – Registration
10 a.m. – Debate: Marriage in the Byzantine tradition
11:30 am – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Debate: Examination of the difficulties of marriage and the family in today’s secular world
2:30 p.m. – Akathist to the Mother of God

To register, contact [email protected] by October 10.

Krauthaser was born and raised Catholic. He and his family officially changed the ritual churches to the Ukrainian Catholic Church in 1995. He has a deep love for the domestic and universal church. He obtained a master’s degree in theology from the Séminaire Saint-Charles Borromée.

A member of the Holy Myrrhbearers, Krauthaser has served in various parishes as a cantor and acolyte. He and his wife Denise are residents of Wilmington, Delaware.

The Holy Myrrhbearers Ukrainian Catholic Church is located at 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore.


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