Monday, April 29, 2013

Tying the Knot

"Even when the rope is broken, the knot is always there," Peter told his son many years ago.

What was he referring to? Marash Girl asked. . .

He was referring to marriage, of course, answered her brother.

Oh, of course, answered Marash Girl. . . Tying the knot is an expression we've always used in the United States for getting married, but I never knew where that expression came from.  Could it have come from the ancient marriage ritual in the Armenian Apostolic Church?

During their wedding ceremony in St. Gregory's Armenian Apostolic Church in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, Marash Girl and Marash Boy were asked to place their foreheads together as the priest placed a silken rope around their heads and tied the knot.


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