On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Irina Rempt wrote: > > confirmation and orders. > > In the Orthodox Church the spouses give the sacrament of marriage to > one another. The priest doesn't bestow it, he only witnesses it. Irina, I think you need to double-check this with a priest. I can assure you that a priest DOES bestow the sacrament of Marriage within Orthodoxy, or so Bishop NICHOLAS of Detroit made quite plain in his last visit to Ithaca.