Брак двойной регистрации в современном православном каноническом праве
Ecclesiastical marriages are not currently recognized in
the Russian Federation. The Russian Orthodox Church on
the contrary recognizes civil marriages, and, moreover, requires
state registration of marriage before the wedding ceremony.
The dual system of marriage celebration results in some
peculiarities in ecclesiastical divorce law. Civil divorce dissolves
civil marriage, while an ecclesiastical divorce must be issued to
dissolve ecclesiastical marriage. The abolition of “multi-tiered
marriage” is possible if the State recognizes ecclesiastical
marriages/ Otherwise the church authorities could stop requiring
of state registration as a prerequisite for ecclesiastical celebration
of marriage. Currently more harsh punishment for violation of
ecclesiastical divorce law might be introduced.