%PDF-1.3 %���� Relative to matrimonial matters, the main question is not what is “valid” or “invalid” but what has been offered and sanctified in the life of the Church; not what is lawful and convenient in this world but what has been consecrated for perfection in the world to come. Marriage is a mystery, a permanent spiritual union which transcends the physical and which even death cannot destroy. On this basis the Church permits remarriage and bestows on it an appropriate blessing. An increasingly secularized world tends more and more to neglect the traditional biblical understanding of marriage and family. Though we believe there are very serious problems in your authorizing the making of that decision and giving ecclesial effect to it, we will not examine those problems. The greatest miracle and blessing of the divinely sanctified love of marriage is the procreation of children, and to avoid this by the practice of birth control (or, more accurately, the prevention of conception) is against God’s will for marriage. Alexander; For the Life of the World 4:5-6). the two shall become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31). St. Tikhon’s Religious Center “As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ” (Galatians 3:28). Secretary of the Holy Synod, + VALERIAN The Marriage Service repeatedly invokes the blessing of the Holy Trinity, and the marriage itself has the Trinity as its archetype: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons living in a perfect unity of love. God accompanies husband and wife, bringing them into a unity which will be revealed as perfect and eternal in His Kingdom, and filling their lives with the Holy Spirit so that selfishness and division may be overcome. e. The marriage date must be set for those days and seasons approved by the Church for marriage. Let our Christian families be united in mutual love and concern. In marriages with disparity of cult the Church insists that the Catholic spouse has a particular task In many countries the situation of a mixed marriage (marriage between a … In addition, Orthodox Church members should be reminded that participation in Holy Communion in any other Christian body excludes them from the communion of the Orthodox Church. “3. In addition, pastors should make available literature that conveys the Orthodox Christian vision of marriage, such as: St. John Chrysostom; Homily 20: Ephesians Each Christian finds this fulfillment in discovering the manner in which his gifts edify and bring glory to Christ’s whole body. In such cases local pastors must try to limit the damage done to the spiritual lives of both the couple and their children. .” (1 Cor. But pastoral concern must not be equated with human affection. Archbishop of Detroit and Michigan, + THEODOSIUS Those who do not accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, who do not confess the Holy Trinity which His coming revealed to the world, who have not sealed this acceptance and confession in Trinitarian baptism, cannot freely and without hypocrisy accept the blessing which the Church bestows on marriage. John; Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective, St. Vladimir’s Bookstore Those who now reject Christ, even though they may once have been baptized in the name of the Trinity (e.g., a convert from Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, etc., to one of the sects named above). Elchaninov, Fr. by Rev. In the Archdiocese of San Antonio, these … Love never ends. For some, indissolubility has become a badge of Catholicity, an eternal truth whose articulation is not subject to growth or nuance. His headship is a service of love and sacrifice. With faith in God, the husband will be truly capable of leading the family in the way of salvation toward the Kingdom of God, loving his wife and his children more than himself. Couples are obliged to contact their parish priest before setting their own final plans and pastors, in turn, must be available to care for the members of the flocks entrusted to them. Sex has become an end in itself and is proclaimed as such in the philosophy of individualism and self-indulgence which daily bombards us. Chrismation in the East continues the tradition of the … Home / Orthodox practice on this point is governed by the “Tome of Union” of the Council of Constantinople in 920 A. D., which altogether rejects fourth marriage and permits third marriage, with a heavy penance, only to those under 40 years of age, unless they have no children from their preceding marriages. He may assist the couple in their preparation and understanding of marriage by conducting an explanatory wedding rehearsal. Orthodox Christians must not allow themselves to be manipulated by the abstract calculations of statisticians regarding such matters as the population explosion and the need for birth control and family planning. While tolerating a second marriage and in certain cases a third, the Church completely forbids a fourth marital union. In a Christian marriage husband and wife manifest in their own lives the union between God and His beloved people; between Christ, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Bride (Ephesians 5:32). Orthodox husbands and wives must discuss the prevention of conception in the light of the circumstances of their own personal lives, having in mind always the normal relationship between the divinely sanctified love of marriage and the begetting of children. The love of God has been manifested in His loving creation of the world, and the divinely sanctified love of marriage -a love filled with the life-creating Spirit-brings forth the fruit of children, to be cared for by parents as the greatest of God’s gifts - the gift of life. The greatest miracle of this divinely sanctified love of marriage is the procreation of good, fair and holy children. Marriage … He can conduct retreats and gatherings for married couples as well as provide individual counseling. In the Christian marriage, he is able to achieve an eternal, unique and total union in love. ecclesial and public discourse on sexuality and marriage and concludes with a plea for privacy concerning human sexuality in order to honour the human subjectivity and preserve the human dignity of individuals. In his analysis he must consider not only the formal status, but also the total spiritual condition of the persons involved. Such love implies a relationship in marriage which is total in character. Husband and wife can achieve their final glorification in the age to come only by self-sacrifice for the sake of one another in this life unto the glory of God. In Christ man is revealed as son and friend of God. The Marriage Service likewise makes it clear that the bridegroom and the bride are united not by themselves, but by God: “For by Thee is the husband joined unto the wife” (Marriage Service). Ecclesial law applies only to Catholics. THE EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY 1638 "From a valid marriage arises a bond between the spouses which by its very nature is perpetual and exclusive; furthermore, in a Christian marriage the spouses are strengthened and, as it were, consecrated for … 1. Contact | The Orthodox partner in the mixed marriage must strive to bean exemplary Orthodox Christian in every way and must both know and be able to state why he or she does not accept the religious views of the non-Orthodox partner. Pennsylvania 18459. Traditionally, the first thing that children of Orthodox families do when they plan to be married is to ask the blessing of their parents. Such a family will be a beautiful model and source of faith, goodness and kindness for all those around it. Faithfulness and confidence must reign in marriage, for there can be no deception in love. THE EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY 1638 "From a valid marriage arises a bond between the spouses which by its very nature is perpetual and exclusive; furthermore, in a … An Orthodox Christian who excludes his marriage from this gracious union with Christ in the Church certainly excludes himself from the communion of the Church. Others search for a pastoral solution, but not in the meaning of marriage itself. From the Old Testament Scriptures we learn that God created man “in His own image,” “male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27), and, since that beginning, “a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24), Man and woman are mutually complementary, and this complementarity, expressed in their union and common activity, reflects the very image and likeness of God. Archbishop of New York The unborn child is human life with potential, and not potential human life. The priest’s efforts in this area can take both public and private form. Temporary Administrator of the Church, + JOHN The same relationship is expressed in all three of the great prayers of the Service. All biological determinism has been shattered. . St. Paul exalts our high calling as Christians with the following words: “You are the body of Christ, and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). The term Lay Ecclesial Ministry is a general term that may include any number of roles. He unites them in body and spirit, heart and mind. Bishop of Pittsburgh and West Virginia, + DMITRI Let them see their children’s children, like olive shoots around their table, so that finding favor in Thy sight, they may shine like stars of heaven, in Thee our God. Husband and wife must strive to learn more about the Faith and to accept its teachings as the law of their life. Their desire and freely given consent are certainly necessary for the marriage, for sacraments are not acts of magic that eliminate the need for human cooperation. In this Spirit-filled community, the joys and sufferings of each individual member inevitably effect … We speak of “that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes ... concerning the word of life” (John 1:1). In the litanies, petitions asking for the procreation of fair children immediately follow those invoking a blessing upon the couple being joined in the community of marriage. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, Perry T. Hamalis, David Heith-Stade, Rev. We therefore appeal to all of you who are responsible for the life of our parishes and for the future of our youth to make a common effort to provide appropriate guidance and help to all in matrimonial matters, both through your own personal examples of pure and upright lives and undefiled marriages and also through words of exhortation and explanation, “knowing how you ought to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6), and through programs of education. If the children are of age, then the pastor must decide whether or not they can be married without the parents’ approval. "Make [your wedding] a real celebration – because marriage is a celebration – a Christian celebration, not a worldly feast! It must become for them the authority, against which all else that they read, hear or see is tested and evaluated. The Ecclesial Context of Marriage. 2. Thomas; The Orthodox Faith: Worship Weddings and Marriages Too often, however, nuptial imagery has been put to the service of a very romantic and idealized view of the church. It is unnatural to exclude parents from marriage planning. In this Spirit-filled community, the joys and sufferings of each individual member inevitably effect all other members. 1. Therefore, the Church does not advocate second or third marriages, even for widows or widowers; rather, they are tolerated as condescension to human frailty and weakness, while fourth marriages are totally forbidden. We speak because we are concerned for the welfare and salvation both of you, the members of our flock, and of all men. Love unites in such a way that two lives become one life in perfect harmony. All sacraments - marriage among them - are performed in, by and for the whole Church. 19:9). Her true adornment is “the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious” (1 Peter 3:4). Indissolubility is demanded by the institution of marriage itself. Preoccupation with statistics can depersonalize us and our co-creativity with God in the begetting of children. The Orthodox Church rejects views of marriage which are based on self-gratification. 1.The Orthodox Church considers one marriage as the norm. The consequences are plain for all to see: the family is disintegrating, legalized abortion is killing millions of unborn children, corrupt sexual behavior is rampant. He is able to become a member of Christ in soul and body. The abnormality of a mixed marriage is made obvious by the fact that in such a case the couple cannot partake together of the Cup of Salvation. See more. Pastors must make concrete efforts through preaching and teaching to make members of the Church aware of the corporate character of the sacraments. The practical effect of this proposal, the commission suggests, is that it is therefore consistent with the Church's sacramental practice "to deny the sacrament of marriage" to those who request it under certain conditions, and that there is an urgent need for faith education and pastoral care of marriage. He must state clearly his analysis of the situation and make concrete suggestions for action by the bishop. It is she who gives content to the life of her husband and family: purity, kindness, peace, gentleness and the concern for others. Marriage has … Yet no vow or oath can possibly join a man and a woman together in the gracious and absolute way called for in Christian marriage. They deny that marriage must be the living image of the relationship between Christ and His Church: all-encompassing, unique and eternal. 2. The moral foundations of society are collapsing. T… As an individual strives to discern and deepen a call to lay ecclesial ministry, a spiritual director or … The Marriage Service establishes an inseparable link between marriage and the begetting of children. Couples must be made aware of this corporate nature of the Church so that they will not prepare for their marriages as though the parish community and the Church universal did not exist. Pre-marital counseling is an essential pastoral responsibility. As the bearer of life in the conception of children, the wife has an immediate concern for life and its quality. By taking into consideration the entire human being, the Church affirms that the giving of a man and a woman to each other in sexual relations finds its perfect and most fulfilling setting in the total, divinely sanctified love which is the center of Christian marriage. “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God” (Ephesians 5:21). b. It is especially important that the Christian family participate in the life of the Church; by praying at home, by coming to the church services, by participating in the sacraments, by observing the Church’s fasts and feasts and by keeping her traditions. It is true that nuptial images can … Those who give drugs for procuring abortion, and those who receive poisons to kill the fetus, are subjected to the penalty for murder. 7:14). The wife is the helpmate of her husband, his beloved companion for life, his source of joy and wellbeing. Misunderstanding freedom and proclaiming the progress of a humanity supposedly too mature, sophisticated and scientific to follow Christ’s Gospel, many have abandoned its moral demands. YouTube | Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh” (Eph. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should remarry. Hopko, Fr. With this in mind, the pastor should begin by reviewing the following requirements with the couple: a. Love which is partial, unsacrificial, non-committal and rooted in lust is really not love, for “God is love” (I John 5:8), and God has revealed Himself in the irrevocable, self-abandoning condescension of His Son, even to the humiliating death on the Cross, and the gracious and all-pervading outpouring of His Holy Spirit, who is “everywhere and filling all things.” The holy apostle Paul obviously has this divine manifestation of true love in mind when he writes: “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Husbands and wives: love each other; love your children. We speak because we know the Truth of the Gospel of Christ to be the eternal Truth, the one needful thing, the good portion (Luke 10:42) for all men, in all times and places. The last point about divine versus ecclesial law and impediments to marriage. d. Any legal or canonical obstacles to marriage, such as blood relationship, must be resolved. To live up to its high calling, the Christian family must be firmly established in the Faith. 2. Marriage. H�b```g`�,d`�A� ce`a��Т�� ��p����_�0>`bf�)`��(z�M��mCs����QI���R��r,V�9�-~�1���N�3;����l{��8��onn��'�6S��Z:�RX*8���.��3��']R>����k�����p����+!B�����ƿw�`EÃ+~�Xq Each Christian must seek the advice and guidance of the pastors of the Church. The practical effect of this proposal, the commission suggests, is that it is therefore consistent with the Church’s sacramental practice “to deny the sacrament of … About the OCA / Z��Y�R �Mw�~��l�N�,���8�%��. Alexander; Diary of a Russian Priest The crowning which takes place in the Marriage Service reveals the bridegroom and the bride to be a new community in Christ. 5:19-20). Therefore the canons of the Church, e.g., canon 2 of St. Metropolitan of All America and Canada, + SYLVESTER Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. So, a Protestant can marry a Buddhist and Church considers the marriage valid, even though if a Catholic married a Buddhist without a dispensation, the marriage … Because of this transforming power of love, all the difficulties and defects in family life can be overcome. With the help of God, the wife will be capable of being a source of purity, holiness and love for the entire family. Marriage is situated within the pneumatological reality where it becomes the very reality signified, that is, by means of the ecclesial participation of the couple through the gift of grace. Bishop of Hartford and New England. The Church does tolerate mixed marriages, i.e., marriages between Orthodox and non-Orthodox Christians, because of her pastoral concern and love for her faithful, and in our day such marriages are at least as numerous as marriages between two Orthodox. The indissolubility of a sacramental marriage is a central teaching of the church. When persons who have obtained a civil divorce seek clarification of their status in the Church, the priest must write a report of the entire matter to the local diocesan bishop. Such an extreme circumstance is the definitely diagnosed danger to the life of the mother at childbirth. Even death cannot break the bond of perfect love. South Canaan 2. Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: be true men and women. They may not be married in the Orthodox Church. But marriage is an occasion of great joy and celebration and therefore should be performed only at those times when the entire Church can indeed celebrate. Introduction To Particular Ecclesial Situations In Marriage Preparation This section of the Pastoral Policies and Guidelines for Marriage Preparation deals with particular concerns for the celebration of marriage … The power of sin has been defeated. In Holy Matrimony husband and wife are brought to realize true unity in all its fullness, a unity which takes into account all aspects of human life, and not just sex. Be faithful to the Christian ideal of marriage and family. 2. INTENT The public and ecclesial discourses on sexuality influence opinions regarding the institution of heteronormative marriage. A pastor sometimes discovers that communicant members of his parish have not been married in the Orthodox Church. d. He should give a sermon proclaiming the true nature of Christian marriage at each wedding, drawing upon the main liturgical actions of the Marriage Service for the obvious themes. The ceremony … . It is also important that the Christian family participate in the general life of their parish and have as friends those distinguished by a firm personal faith and purity of life. Conversely, it is the fullness of the body of Christ which manifests and gives concrete purpose to the gifts of the individual members, revealing them truly as gifts of the Holy Spirit. 1. Archbishop of San Francisco and Western United States, + KIPRIAN Initial counseling must include the very simple matter of establishing whether or not, in the case at hand, a marriage in the Church is possible at all. Christians realize their true fulfillment in community with one another, under the headship of Christ. 1. Whatever the decisions of human legislatures and courts, the Church cannot accept the willful destruction of an unborn child at any stage of its development as anything other than the destruction of life. 19:6). “Mortify immorality, impurity, evil desire ... on account of these the wrath of God is coming” (Colossians 3:5-6). 5:22). Pastors must meet with and counsel couples in such circumstances, urging them in every way, with gentleness and love, yet with firmness and conviction, to a true and perfect union in Christ in the Church, “which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. In all of the cases thus … The Church’s toleration of mixed marriages does not extend to those between Orthodox and non-Christians: Included in the category of “non-Christian” are: a. Obviously, Christian marriage will never find its ultimate fulfillment and happiness in this world. Especially before entering into marriage, Orthodox men and women must contact their pastor, so that he might explain the true nature of marriage in the Church and help them better to understand all the demands of a truly spiritual and moral family life. Facebook | Marriage is a family matter, always involving the wider tribal “family” of gods, spirits, ancestors. At these times, the Church community is in fasting and preparation for the Eucharist. God has become man that man might again live and dwell in God. Pastors must make concrete efforts through preaching and teaching to make members of the Church aware of the corporate character of the sacraments. The Holy Synod / Marriage is the most perfect realization of love between a man and a woman: two become one. Active participation of non-Orthodox clergy in the services and sacraments of the Orthodox Church is forbidden; and, conversely, active participation of Orthodox clergy in non-Orthodox services and rites is forbidden. Few want to contemplate the consequences of this decline in marriage. 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The goal of Christian marriage is the complete and perfect unity of husband and wife in God in His holy Church. All rights reserved. In the image of God who brings forth life in love, the Christian marriage, a unity in love established by God, brings forth holy and good life (1 Cor. The prototype of marriage, the unity between Christ and His Church, excludes multiple marriages: Christ has only one Church; the Church has no other Christ. Death is overcome. With the help of God all the difficulties and misfortunes which are inevitable in life will be overcome, because what is impossible for man is possible for God. b. Ecclesial definition, pertaining to a church or its functions, teachings, or organization. In all the difficult decisions involving the practice of birth control, Orthodox families must live under the guidance of the pastors of the Church and ask daily for the mercy and forgiveness of God. Conception control of any sort motivated by selfishness or lack of trust in God’s providential care certainly cannot be condoned. According to the theological vision of the Church, the bond of love is to be found at the core of marital life. 575 Scarsdale Road Site Map | For this reason the Orthodox Marriage Service is devoid of any oaths or marriage vows on the part of the couple. The most appropriate time for marriage is Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy, when the whole Church is joyfully celebrating the new life given to all in and by the risen Christ. The Church … In this manner the Orthodox partner can truly consecrate, as St. Paul says, his spouse into the Faith and Church. 1. 3. As a break with God, the first sin had for its first consequencethe rupture of the original communion between man and woman. The Church is aware of the complexities which can arise in life due to social, medical and economic problems, but she still affirms that statistics do not reflect God’s loving and providential care and inconceivable manner of bringing about the salvation of the world. a. c. He should be sure that singers are present and properly prepared to sing all weddings. theology have retrieved to underline the ecclesial status of marriage and family life. All of the above guidelines are especially important in view of the large numbers of persons who are not members of the Orthodox Church who attend our weddings. After meeting with a priest and with the completion of all of the necessary paperwork, a date and time can be set for the ecclesial (Catholic) validation of your civil marriage. In our present moral confusion, sex in particular has been isolated from the responsibilities of a total marital union of heart and mind, body, soul, and spirit. The Christian ideal of marriage and family, manhood and womanhood, is incomparably more exalted, balanced and fulfilling than those broken, one-sided or totally erroneous ideologies of today’s world which reduce the meaning of human life to the satisfaction of sexual appetites, material security, or to other such limited functions and desires. The ecclesial effect and sacramental grace of the sacrament give the recipient the strength and character to witness for Jesus Christ. the marriage does not affect its validity. 4. The willful aborting of unborn children, as an act of murder, is contrary to the will of God. Instagram | Marriages based on self-gratification exclude Christ, His Cross and Resurrection. The perfect marriage can only be one, single and unique. At least one of them must be a member of the Orthodox Church, and the other be a baptized Christian. Marriage must be offered to God continually and consciously, and it must always be rooted in the life and teachings of the Church. This is the very opposite of the works of the flesh, which St. Paul identifies as: “immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like” (Gal. In effect, the discernment becomes not only personal and communal but ecclesial as well. The pastor should consult his diocesan bishop before taking any final action in cases involving Orthodox couples married outside the Orthodox Church. 1. These expressions of the Church’s Faith cannot be reduced to empty formalities. The key idea behind this concept is that conjugal communion is a genuine and legitimate form of ... have any effect … . The Motu Proprio Omnium in … It is a rite of passage for individual and tribe, linking families within the tribe. 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