Greek Orthodox Wedding Ceremony - Dance of Isaiah
Father John guides Peter and Gina by their joined hands and leads them around the table altar. This circling typifies eternity, an experssion of joy and with this the bridal party sgnify their pledge to preserve this holy bond, until it is broken by death.
In early Christian years, the Priest and the newlyweds sang a wedding song, since lost in antiquity. In the modern procession the Priest and the Cantor sing three anthems. The first reminds the bride of the Virgin Mary's virture.
"Rejoice, O Isaih: The Virgin hat conceived and hat brought forth a son, the Emmanuel, both God and Man: Dayspring is His name; as we magnify Him we call the Virgin Blessed."
The second and thrid remins the newlyweds of the virtuous life of the Saints and Martyrs and indicate that they be mindeful - that they are entering a new struggle, their new married life; that they will bring children into the world.