(BEIRUT, LEBANON) — A group of 37 Lebanese couples tied the knot on Sept. 6 in a mass wedding blessed by Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rai at the Maronite Catholic Patriarchate in Bkerke.
Rai stressed the importance of a marriage “commitment,” adding that the 37 married couples should adopt a “church setting” in their new family home.
The mass wedding was organized by the Maronite League, a non-profit organization that serves Maronite Lebanese interests, according to their website.
According to Lebanon’s French language daily newspaper, L’Orient-Le Jour, the Maronite League covered the wedding expenses and offered each couple a $2,000 gift to begin their married life.
VIEW photos of the ceremony below: