What are the main characteristics of a church? Worship – Yes. Prayer – Yes. Bible – Yes. But what about potlucks, BBQs, and coffee hour? – Yes, absolutely yes. Fellowship is one of things that distinguished the first Christians and still does.
In Jesus day, a wedding was a wedding too. After the “engagement” there was a formal religious ceremony in the bride’s home. After that was all over, there was the wedding banquet (feast), generally at night, at the house of the groom. It generally lasted seven days and could take place right after the ceremony or weeks later.