A number of scholars of Sacred Scripture in our churches consider it likely that Jesus' teaching about the indissolubility of marriage may have already been interpreted and adjusted by New Testament writers, moved by the Holy Spirit, to respond to new circumstances and pastoral problems cf. Eastern Orthodox Christians believe that salvation is achieved both through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus and a lifelong effort to lead a holy life and to become closer to God. Share Flipboard Email. Such an ecumenical publication would be produced in common for the guidance of our clergy and the use of all involved in marriages between Orthodox and Roman Catholics. Oct 12,
This solution would sidestep the issue of any church having to abandon their calendar.
Catholic-Orthodox seek common Easter date
Eastern Orthodox Christianity predates Protestantism by about years. May 24, Already the Old Testament used marriage to describe the covenantal relationship between God and God's people Hosea. Ina group of Orthodox churches met in Istanbul to re-examine the calendar issue, eventually adopting a controversial position that important religious dates would follow the more astrologically-accurate Georgian calendar — except Easter. Inthe World Council of Churches proposed that Easter Sunday should be determined by when the astronomical equinox is observed in Jerusalem.