Greek Orthodox wedding Ss Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

Greek Orthodox wedding Ss Cyril and Methodius Cathedral

Mr & Mrs. Stevens during their Greek Orthodox wedding at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral in Prague.

I am a big fan of emotional images that capture how people felt during a very special moment in time. The tearful brides maid holding the symbolic crown above her best friends head during her wedding remains one of my favorite images for many reasons. It was the first time I ever had the honor of working at one of the Czech Republic's most important sites: The Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral in the New Town of Prague. This is the site where in 1942, during World War II, the cathedral was the scene of the last stand of a number of Czech and Slovak patriots who, in Operation Anthropoid, had assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, the NaziSS Obergruppenführer and General of Police. Karl Fischer von Treuenfeld was in command of the troops that stormed the church on 18 June 1942. After a fierce gun battle, they committed suicide to avoid capture. There is a museum in the church crypt dedicated to them as national heroes and you would be hard pressed to find a single day in any weather where someone has laid flowers in memorial to these patriots.

Another reason why I enjoy this church for weddings is the many beautiful, cultural, religious artifacts that are used during a Greek Orthodox wedding.

Location: Resslova Ulice, Praha 2, Czech Republic.

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