Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Succession of Sacrileges

A few news items getting scant attention in the last few days from the mainstream press and media...

President Obama's allies in Syria sacked and burned the Antiochian Orthodox church of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus. And in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood has similarly attacked and destroyed a number of Coptic Orthodox churches.

And here in the good old US of A two homosexual men had a fake wedding in a fake church, copying at least some pieces of the Orthodox wedding service. Predictably they are now announcing that theirs was the first gay Greek Orthodox wedding.

Lord have mercy!


Unknown said...


An Orthodox wedding performed by a heterodox minister (i.e. ELCA Lutheran) using Greek Orthodox liturgics, outside of a liturgical community that is unified by the tradition of the church IS not an Orthodox all.

You may have already run across this:

Matushka Anna said...


John (Ad Orientem) said...

That was my source for the report and it is where I linked to in my post. And I think my position was made clear when I referred to the event as a "fake wedding in a fake church."

Jay said...

I am very sorry that an ELCA pastor committed this offensive act against Orthodox Christians.

Please forgive us, may the Lord have mercy upon them, for they do not know what they do.

Rev. Jay Denne, STS

John (Ad Orientem) said...

Rev Denne
Thank you for your thoughtful comment.