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J.A. wrote:

Hi, guys —

I know that this is a marriage question, but hopefully you can answer it.

Both my brother and his fiancée are Roman Catholic and plan to be married in the Roman Church. My brother has asked me to be his best man. However, I am Orthodox, and I do not know what the guidelines are for wedding [witnesses/sponsors].

  • May I be a witness?

Thank you,


  { May I be a witness at a Catholic marriage although I'm an Orthodox Christian? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Dear J.A.,

Yes. Wedding witnesses are not testifying to faith — anyone over 14 will do.

Fr. Jonathan

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