Clergy serving in new and old calendar parishes
- In jurisdictions which have new and old calendar parishes, is there
any issue for clergy to serve under both calendars. For example, is it
possible to serve Christmas on Dec 25 and again on Jan 7? It seems
like this would not be an issue.
How does it work with fasting? Clergy follow the calendar of the
parish they serve in of course. What happens if the "old calendar"
clergy needs to serve in a new calendar parish an the "new calendar"
fast has already begun?
- I wasn't meaning anything like sola scriptura, only that there is one
line in scripture often used to rule out eternal marriage, that I'd
prefer to find either an alternative interpretation/translation of,
and/or something strongly on way or the other among the Early Fathers.
George (Edward Green III, Upstate NY)
On Nov 21, 2005, at 5:03 PM, aggreen1 wrote:
> ***Even though finding scriptural support for something before
> believing sounds a little like a sola scriptura protestant-style
> argument, we must remember that Holy Scripture is only one of the
> Church's teaching tools. Since the Church existed for several
> centuries before there was the Canon of the New Testament, the Church
> today places great weight on the wisdom of the Holy Fathers who, it
> seems clear to me, taught the eternality of marriage.
> ***Taking this a step further, the Church teaches that Joachim and
> Anna were the Virgin Mary's mother and father; that widower St. Joseph
> the Betrothed had four sons and two daughters; that the Theotokos,
> born into sin, lived a sinless life by her own free will and with the
> help of the Holy Spirit; that after the Blessed Mother's dormition,
> she was assumed bodily into Paradise; and on and on. None of these
> teachings are in the Canon of the New Testament. Should we doubt these
> teachings because of that?
> ***Just a thought or two.