Dating in the orthodox church

15-Aug-2018 15:01 by 5 Comments

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The other priestly track requires the aescetic sacrifice of celibacy, perceived in the Church as a form of martyrdom.

The first, as mentioned above, is to receive the necessary education and, if he is single, delay being ordained until after he is married.

I am just glad we Orthodox don’t face this particular question.

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From where I sit, the controversy over the celibacy of Catholic priests looks to be intensifying.

I hope my brief description of the Orthodox—and once Catholic—approach to this issue helps readers interested in the controversy to formulate their thoughts.

But it’s so hard for professional Orthodox young adults to meet one another. And although I worked in youth ministry, it was still complicated when it came to dating.

Our parish culture isn’t always merciful when young adults date.

There are also some burdens associated with the Orthodox practice.

In the United States, the priest’s parish, not the Church itself, is responsible for his compensation.

Paul’s instruction that our spiritual leaders be married to only one woman.

Thus, if a priest’s wife dies (or there is a divorce), he can never remarry and remain a priest; in such circumstances, he is also expected to be celibate. Some bishops have been married, and entered monastic life after being widowed.

So, true to my nature, I emailed his Facebook page and asked him if we could talk.