The last forty-five years have especially afforded women immense opportunities; the Orthodox Church, however, somewhat secluded from secular society, has been slow to distinguish between those customs or traditions that reflect Christ’s teachings and those that result merely in differential treatment of women and men.As a result, Church culture treats women differently depending upon whether they are single/married, parenting/childless, or at-home/working.
In all relationships we seek to know and understand the other—just as the other mutually comes to know and understand us. When we experience someone taking the time to know us by asking questions, listening, and sharing their own thoughts and feelings, we feel connected.
I was wondering, if I got the annulment would we be able to get… My fiancé was previously married in Greece in an Orthodox ceremony.
They have since divorced and the former wife has remarried (to a non-Orthodox). You said: ” Orthodox Church recognizes the sanctity of marriage and sees it as a life-long commitment. If we both were to convert to the Orthodox faith, could we be married in the Orthodox Church even though she has not received an… I am not interested in converting, but I respect and honor his religion because I honor him.
Does the Church hold up any paradigms for marriage to provide the framework for a Christ-centered marriage? The Church offers three icons from which we can learn how to live the married life: Christ the Bridegroom, Sts. These icons represent the three dimensions of marriage, the personal, the intimate, and the communal, respectively.
Collectively they give us an Orthodox model for marriage. It is not about being out of control or losing control.