Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Eastern churches
Question on the Eastern Orthodox view of divorce and remarriage
I asked this recently and am still waiting for a good answer — perhaps the Orthodox visitors here can have a go at it

You can read some of the answers offered and my replies by scrolling down the page.

In theory allowing adultery for economy’s sake is a lot like an excuse for contraception that I reject: ‘it’s between a couple and their spiritual father’ (rather like the pro-abortion one, ‘it’s between a woman and her doctor’). As an online sparring partner well puts it:
Priests and bishops have certain powers, but this ain’t one of them.

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