October 24, 2014

ROC Issues Stricter Rules for Celibate Clergy

St. Basil Cathedral

Source: Interfax 3 February 2011 The MP Archpastoral Council, at its present session in Moscow, found it necessary to limit the practise of ordaining young celibate men to the clerical state. In a special resolution published on Thursday, the bishops resolved, "We regard the practise of ordaining celibate men not in monastic orders, especially those not previously married, as not being … [Read more...]