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Seal

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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.


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

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

Marriage 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."
Adama wraps his medallion around the joined hands of Apollo and Serina.
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.

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.
  • 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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