Archiepiscopal Directive On Same-Sex Marriage

Christ is in our Midst!  At the recently concluded meeting of the hierarchs of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, the attached directive was reviewed and approved for distribution to all of our clergy and laity. PrologueThe holy Church offers to her spiritual children the tender and sweet milk of the Gospel and […]

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Understanding Homosexuality: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

by Fr. George Morelli

An Orthodox Theology of Sexuality

For Orthodox Christians, no discussion of sex whether it is autoerotic, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or the current polyamorous sex, can be divorced from an Orthodox theology of sexuality. All sexuality and sexual behavior is based on divine love; a love that is beyond any human feeling, empathy, or ethical standard, and even approaches the essence of God Himself. St John tells us "… for love is of God … God is love" (1 John 4:7-8).

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by Archpriest Joseph F Purpura

Taken from his book: Moral and Ethical Issues: Confronting Orthodox Youth Across North America

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Good Marriage XIII: The Theology of Marriage and Sexuality

By Fr. George Morelli

The writer of Genesis said of Adam and Eve: "And God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it. Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh." (Genesis 1:28; 2:24) St. Paul wrote in Hebrews: "Let marriage be held in honor among all…." (Hebrews 13:4)

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