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Wedding Agreement Epub

24In the Roman Empire, marriage was an agreed agreement that presupposed that the spouses had the same personal status and that both the brides and their legal guardians had given their consent.21 Similarly, in the Byzantine Empire, marriage was a private contractual arrangement for several centuries, at least as far as its validity in the eyes of the state is concerned, and until the end of the ninth century, the way marriage was concluded varied. Before the fourth century, there is no evidence of the existence of a Christian marriage rite. While the bishops exercised control over the marriage of their faithful, their interventions were only of a disciplinary nature.22 17After the end of the ninth century, Church and State were united on the question of marriage, although there was temporarily another break in their relations, which was caused by the fourth marriage of Leo VI. – the emperor, who had tried more than others to place marriage under the protection of the Church, was provoked by Zoë Karbonopsina. He was forced to marry a fourth time to legitimize his son and heir, who was the product of the emperor`s affair with his mistress. The «Tomos of the Union», which finally put an end to the dispute over the issue of leon tetragamy, expressed the common views of both sides; In particular, the State adopted the views of the Church, while it seemed to treat certain needs of society with some degree of understanding. Since then, this synodal edict has been considered not only as a canon of the Church, but also as a state law on successive marriages. Ecclesiastical peace was finally restored. Nevertheless, even in the centuries that followed, there were still disagreements with the Church over imperial marriages, although no emperor ever dared to enter into a fourth marriage again.

7The formal part of the coronation, which was now over, the Augusta came to the church of St. Stephen in the Daphne Palace, where the emperor was waiting for her for the wedding ceremony; as was customary at royal weddings, the wedding service was held in the church and received the blessing of the priests. Theophilus and Theodora left during Mass, immediately after the blessing of the marriage, and returned only for the marriage crowns to be applied by the patriarch. The Stephanoi, as they were called, were most likely a golden net that could be worn on imperial crowns. As soon as the ceremony, the newlyweds came out of the church with their wedding wreaths and were greeted with screams. They went to the magnaura palace, quite far from the Daphne…

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