God’s ordinance addressed to man and woman is “to go and be fruitful and replenish the earth,” as we read in the first chapter of Genesis. Holy Matrimony, known also in the Armenian tradition as the Sacrament of Crowning, is therefore a divine order for a specific purpose: the procreation of children and the formation of the little kingdom within the larger Kingdom of God. God’s initiative is always holy and carries with it virtuous life and moral upbringing, having its ultimate goal to replenish the Kingdom of God on earth.
|By:||Archpriest Fr. Dr. Zaven Arzoumanian|