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									                              APPLICATION FOR MARRIAGE
Groom Information
First Name: ___________________________             Last Name         ___________________________
Address:          Street _____________________________________________
                  City ___________________________ State _______ Country ________________
                  Phone _____________________ Email ________________________________
Age: _________ Date of Birth ______________________
Place of Birth (City, State, Country): ________________________________________
Date of Baptism: _______________________            Religion of Baptism: _______________________
Date of Chrismation into Orthodox Faith: ___________________
Usual Occupation: _________________________

Father’s First Name ________________________ Last Name ______________________________
Father’s Place of Birth (City, State, Country): _____________________________________________
Father’s Religion/Faith: __________________________

Mother’s First Name: _______________________ Last (Maiden)____________________________
Mother’s Place of Birth (City, State, Country): ____________________________________________
Mother’s Religion/Faith: __________________________

Have you ever been married (in Orthodox Church, any other church or civilly)?
       YES ____           NO ____
       If yes, you must provide following information with supporting documentation for each wedding:
       Spouse’s Name, Spouse’s Religion, Date of Marriage, Place of Marriage, Performed by whom
       (Orthodox Priest, Minister or Civil Official), Dissolved by (Death, Civil Divorce or Ecclesiastical
       Decree w/ Date and Place of each).

Age at arrival to Metropolis of Chicago: ____________ Date of Arrival: ____________
Are you related to intended spouse by blood or marriage?    YES _____        NO _____

Bride Information
First Name: ___________________________             Last Name         ___________________________
Address:          Street _____________________________________________
                  City ___________________________ State _______ Country ________________
                  Phone _____________________ Email ________________________________
Age: _________ Date of Birth ______________________
Place of Birth (City, State, Country): ________________________________________
Date of Baptism: _______________________            Religion of Baptism: _______________________
Date of Chrismation into Orthodox Faith: ___________________
Usual Occupation: _________________________

Father’s First Name ________________________ Last Name ______________________________
Father’s Place of Birth (City, State, Country): _____________________________________________
Father’s Religion/Faith: __________________________

Mother’s First Name: _______________________ Last (Maiden)____________________________
Mother’s Place of Birth (City, State, Country): ____________________________________________
Mother’s Religion/Faith: __________________________

Have you ever been married (in Orthodox Church, any other church or civilly)?
       YES ____           NO ____
       If yes, you must provide following information with supporting documentation for each wedding:
       Spouse’s Name, Spouse’s Religion, Date of Marriage, Place of Marriage, Performed by whom
       (Orthodox Priest, Minister or Civil Official), Dissolved by (Death, Civil Divorce or Ecclesiastical
       Decree w/ Date and Place of each).

Age at arrival to Metropolis of Chicago: ____________ Date of Arrival: ____________
Are you related to intended spouse by blood or marriage?    YES _____        NO _____
Sponsor’s Information (priest must approve selection of godparent)
Name: ____________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________
City ___________ State _____ Zip _____
Phone Number: _______________ Email: ___________________________
Godparent’s Parish of Membership: ____________________________________
        (if other than St. George, a letter of membership-in-good-standing, signed by the parish priest, is
        required).
 Membership Number [Office Use Only] ________________________

Proposed Date of Wedding: __________ Look carefully at ecclesiastical calendar.

__ Chanter’s Fee is $50.00 and must be submitted with application. Cash or if check, made out to
“CASH” & endorse back or just leave payee blank.

__ Metropolis of Chicago Filing Fee is $100.00 and must be submitted with application. Cash or if check,
made out to “Metropolis of Chicago.”

Applicants for Marriage are required to do the following:

1. Become members of St. George Greek Orthodox Church through pledging of Time, Talents, and
Treasure. This includes making a Stewardship financial pledge and/or contribution.
2. Participate in Pre-Marital Counseling with parish priest (separate $35.00 fee to Life Innovations, Inc.)
3. Orthodox spouses to be are to try their very best to fulfill the following as set forth in the Uniform
Parish Regulations of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (Article V, Section 6)
         The religious, moral and social duties of a parishioner are to apply the tenets of the Orthodox
         faith to his or her life and activities, to seek personal spiritual growth, to attend the divine liturgy
         and other services of worship faithfully on Sundays and holy days, to keep the rules and fasts of
         the Orthodox tradition, to receive frequently the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion, to
         train and teach the young according to the faith and spirit of Orthodoxy, to respect the clergy, the
         ecclesiastical authority, and all governing bodies of the Church, to be obedient in matters of faith
         and ecclesiastical order, and to cooperate in every way towards the welfare and prosperity of the
         Parish and the success of its sacred mission.




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