Does the Eastern Orthodox Church say anything on festivities after the death of a member of the family? Specifically weddings in the 40 days after the death when mourning is called for?
Generally, Orthodox weddings are prohibited on at least the following days:
- Great Lent (variable)
- Holy Week (variable)
- Pascha (variable)
- Pentecost (variable)
- The Apostle's Fast (variable-June 29)
- The Dormition Fast (August 1-15)
- The Beheading of St. John the Baptist (August 29)
- Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14)
- Nativity Fast (November 14-December 25, or until January 7, depending on calendar)
- Theophany (January 6)
There are no restrictions about marrying after the death of someone in the family.