In order to help our readers navigate this difficult terrain, we have asked five experienced Orthodox priests to share their pastoral wisdom with regard to this issue.In the secular west coast of Canada, Christians of any description are a distinct (and to some degree an embattled) minority, which makes devout Orthodox Christians even scarcer here. okay some of those things He created more directly than others, but the point is that He’s pretty intentional in His design of romantic love..
I tend to take a more conservative approach to this than most.
If perhaps a quarter of these were eligible for marriage, those 75,000 are going to be spread thinly across a country of nearly 70,000,000 inhabitants.
Clearly, the chances of finding a suitable Orthodox marriage partner would be enhanced if those 75,000 were to sign up in any significant numbers to an Orthodox online dating agency.
As professional clergy, navigating the space between public and private isn’t always easy.
Often times, parishioners feel they have a right to access you at any time.