Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

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Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby Lucian Hodoboc » Thu 15 November 2018 10:32 am

From what I've read on the internet, in rare cases, Eastern-Orthodox bishops can make exceptions and allow celibate priests to get married and still preserve their clerical state. I'm interested to know if this is true and if you, by any chance, have heard of such cases? :?

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby d9popov » Thu 15 November 2018 11:34 pm

Lucian Hodoboc wrote:From what I've read on the internet, in rare cases, Eastern-Orthodox bishops can make exceptions and allow celibate priests to get married and still preserve their clerical state. I'm interested to know if this is true and if you, by any chance, have heard of such cases? :?


If a priest (married or monastic) gets married AFTER he is ordained a priest, this is grounds for being deposed from the priesthood. I have heard of two cases, one an archimandrite and one a bishop, who married a woman civilly to protect them from deportation to a communist country, and, in each case, the synod of bishops chose NOT to defrock the man, since he did not live with the woman in a sexual relationship.

Again, why is this relevant?

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby Lucian Hodoboc » Tue 25 December 2018 10:22 am

d9popov wrote:Again, why is this relevant?

I'm doing research for a literary work I'm currently outlining. Thank you for the information you provided. Feel free to tell me more. It is really helpful. :)

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby olgakaravanos » Fri 28 December 2018 2:58 pm

What does the Church say about a Great Schema monk? Is he allowed to marry?

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby Justice » Fri 28 December 2018 7:01 pm

olgakaravanos wrote:What does the Church say about a Great Schema monk? Is he allowed to marry?


No monk can marry after they've taken their monastic vows.

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby olgakaravanos » Wed 2 January 2019 5:52 pm

Are you certain? Is the monk himself supposed to know this?

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Re: Celibate priests being allowed to marry after ordination?

Postby Justice » Thu 3 January 2019 12:27 am

olgakaravanos wrote:Are you certain? Is the monk himself supposed to know this?


Yes, the monk should know this before he even becomes a novice.


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