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:''This article discusses the concept of marriage in the [[Original Series]]. For the seal of the Twelve Colonies in the [[Re-imagined Series]], see [[Colonial seal]].''
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{{disline|This article discusses the concept of marriage in the [[Original Series]]. For the seal of the Twelve Colonies in the [[Re-imagined Series]], see [[Colonial seal]].}}
  
  
[[Image:sealed.jpg|thumb|right|Apollo and Serina are sealed as Kobol's star comes into view ([[Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II]]).]]
 
'''Seal''' is a word for "[[Wikipedia:marriage|marriage]]". [[Apollo (TOS)|Apollo]] and [[Serina]] are sealed aboard [[Galactica (TOS)|''Galactica'']] ([[Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II]]).
 
  
==Marriage Ceremony==
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[[Image:LPOG2 - Seal Ceremony.png|thumb|right|Apollo and Serina are sealed as Kobol's star comes into view {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II}}.]]
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'''Seal''' is a word for "[[Wikipedia:marriage|marriage]]". [[Apollo (TOS)|Apollo]] and [[Serina]] are sealed aboard ''{{TOS|Galactica}}'' {{OS|Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II}}.
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==Ceremonial Layout & Roles==
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In one example of a sealing ceremony, bridesmaids and groomsmen flank the left and right of the ceremonial proceedings respectfully.
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The officiator of the ceremony is center, with the bride and groom to the officiator's right and left (or viewer's left and right, respectfully), while the Seal Bearer stands behind the groom.
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Behind the bride is her protector, who is tasked with consenting to the marriage, thereby relinquishing their responsibilities as the bride's protector to the bride's future husband. The protector is usually a family member.
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The Seal Bearer<ref>{{bsgwiki term}}</ref> holds the [[Seal of the Lords]], which remains boxed until the bride's protector consents.
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An elaborate display of wax candles is placed before the ceremonial participants on a downward slope.
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==Excerpt of a Sealing Ceremony==
  
 
The sealing ceremony for Apollo and Serina is transcribed below.
 
The sealing ceremony for Apollo and Serina is transcribed below.
  
:'''[[Adama (TOS)|Adama]]''': "Will the protector of Serina consent to relinquishing his responsibilities to Apollo, the man to whom she has consented to be married?"
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:'''{{TOS|Adama}}''': "Will the protector of Serina consent to relinquishing his responsibilities to Apollo, the man to whom she has consented to be married?"
  
::''Long pause. Everybody looks at [[Boxey (TOS)|Boxey]].''
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::''Long pause. Everybody looks at {{TOS|Boxey}}.''
 
::''Serina nudges Boxey, who smiles.''
 
::''Serina nudges Boxey, who smiles.''
  
 
:'''Boxey''': "Yes."
 
:'''Boxey''': "Yes."
  
::''[[Tigh (TOS)|Tigh]] steps up and holds a golden decorative container up to Adama. Adama withdraws [[Seal of the Lords|his medallion]] out of the container.''
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::''{{TOS|Tigh}} steps up and holds a golden decorative container up to Adama. Adama withdraws [[Seal of the Lords|his medallion]] out of the container.''
  
 
:'''Adama''': "The words I'm about to speak are the most powerful in all the universe. They seal a union between this man and this woman, which is not only for now, but for all the eternities."
 
:'''Adama''': "The words I'm about to speak are the most powerful in all the universe. They seal a union between this man and this woman, which is not only for now, but for all the eternities."
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== Related Imagery ==
 
== Related Imagery ==
  
<gallery>
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<gallery mode="slideshow">
LPOG2 - Seal.png|Adama wraps the [[Seal of the Lords]] around the joined hands of [[Apollo (TOS)|Apollo]] and [[Serina]].
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LPOG2 - Seal of the Lord Container.png|As Seal Bearer, {{TOS|Tigh}} presents {{TOS|Adama}} the [[Seal of the Lords]].
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LPOG2 - Seal.png|Adama wraps the Seal of the Lords around the joined hands of [[Apollo (TOS)|Apollo]] and [[Serina]].
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LPOG2 - Sealing Ceremony and Candles.png|A full view of the ceremony.
 
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</gallery>
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
  
*The term "seal" is derived from the [[w:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|the Mormon priesthood]] and their use of "sealers", celebrants who officiate marriages held in their temples.
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*The term "seal" is derived from the [[w:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|the Mormon priesthood]] and their use of "sealers," celebrants who officiate marriages held in their temples.
 
*Series creator and LDS member [[Glen Larson]] used this and other LDS Church references in creating the [[Original Series]].
 
*Series creator and LDS member [[Glen Larson]] used this and other LDS Church references in creating the [[Original Series]].
*It is assumed by many that the reference to the 'Lord of Kobol' is a continuity error, and is actually a reference to the Lords of Kobol.
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Latest revision as of 12:59, 17 January 2021

This article discusses the concept of marriage in the Original Series. For the seal of the Twelve Colonies in the Re-imagined Series, see Colonial seal.


Apollo and Serina are sealed as Kobol's star comes into view (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II").

Seal is a word for "marriage". Apollo and Serina are sealed aboard Galactica (TOS: "Lost Planet of the Gods, Part II").

Ceremonial Layout & Roles

In one example of a sealing ceremony, bridesmaids and groomsmen flank the left and right of the ceremonial proceedings respectfully.

The officiator of the ceremony is center, with the bride and groom to the officiator's right and left (or viewer's left and right, respectfully), while the Seal Bearer stands behind the groom.

Behind the bride is her protector, who is tasked with consenting to the marriage, thereby relinquishing their responsibilities as the bride's protector to the bride's future husband. The protector is usually a family member.

The Seal Bearer[1] holds the Seal of the Lords, which remains boxed until the bride's protector consents.

An elaborate display of wax candles is placed before the ceremonial participants on a downward slope.

Excerpt of a Sealing Ceremony

The sealing ceremony for Apollo and Serina is transcribed below.

Adama: "Will the protector of Serina consent to relinquishing his responsibilities to Apollo, the man to whom she has consented to be married?"
Long pause. Everybody looks at Boxey.
Serina nudges Boxey, who smiles.
Boxey: "Yes."
Tigh steps up and holds a golden decorative container up to Adama. Adama withdraws his medallion out of the container.
Adama: "The words I'm about to speak are the most powerful in all the universe. They seal a union between this man and this woman, which is not only for now, but for all the eternities."
Apollo and Serina are holding hands, with their hands crossed over each other.
Adama places the Seal on top of Serena's hand (who is on top), and wraps the chains around both of their hands.
Adama: "Apollo. Serina. Under the eyes of God, bound by the symbol of the faiths of the Lord of Kobol, I declare you sealed."
Apollo kisses Serina.

Related Imagery

Notes

  • The term "seal" is derived from the the Mormon priesthood and their use of "sealers," celebrants who officiate marriages held in their temples.
  • Series creator and LDS member Glen Larson used this and other LDS Church references in creating the Original Series.

References

  1. This is a Battlestar Wiki descriptive term.