In February, he appointed six nuns to be subdeacons within the church.
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This work was made possible by the work of the Byzantine-era saints Cyril and Methodius.
InLionel Ketola became the first person in a same-sex marriage to be appointed vicar intern of an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada congregation.
As much as the Eastern Orthodox Church reveres and depends on the scriptures, they cannot compare to the Word of God's manifest action.
Homophobia is any statement, policy or action which denies the image of God in another person due to their actual or perceived love sex and lasting relationships orientation; which is, treating someone in a discriminatory manner because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.
Through obedience to the church and its ascetic practices the Eastern Orthodox Christian seeks to rid himself or herself of the passions The desires of our fallen carnal nature.
Both the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches formally believe themselves to be the continuation of the true church, although over the last several decades there has been considerable reconciliation and the prospect of reunification has been discussed.