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Priest tricked into gay marriage?

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  • Reader Timothy Tadros
    Subject: First gay marriage in the Russian Orthodox Church 2003.09.04 Ananova: Groom tricks priest into marrying Ananova: Groom tricks priest into marrying
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 4, 2003
      Subject: First gay marriage in the Russian Orthodox Church




      2003.09.04 Ananova: Groom tricks priest into marrying
      Ananova:
      Groom tricks priest into marrying him

      The first gay marriage in the Russian Orthodox Church has been carried
      out after a man told a priest he wanted to marry his bride in secret
      but turned up with his boyfriend instead.

      Dennis Gogolev and Michail Borozov were married in a ceremony at a
      church in Nizhni Novgorod, west Russia, according to a report from
      www.vlasti.net.

      Gogolev had first approached the priest, named as Father Vladimir, and
      told him he wanted to keep his bride's identity secret until the last
      minute because her parents did not agree with their wedding.

      But he arrived at the ceremony with his boyfriend, Borozov, and asked
      the priest to carry on with the wedding service.

      Father Vladimir reportedly married the couple, despite initially
      protesting that he had been expecting Gogolev to arrive with a woman.

      Russian Church officials have condemned Father Vladimir's actions.

      Vsevolod Chaplin, a senior figure in the Moscow patriarchy, said: "The
      Russian Orthodox Church does not accept homosexual marriage. An
      Orthodox priest simply does not have the right to marry a homosexual
      couple."
      Story filed: 10:51 Thursday 4th September 2003

      Copyright © 2003 Ananova Ltd
    • Hristofor
      What happened to priests being required to announce the name of the bride & groom for the preceding 3 Sundays? Shouldn t the priest have ascertained that the
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 5, 2003
        What happened to priests being required to announce the name of the bride &
        groom for the preceding 3 Sundays? Shouldn't the priest have ascertained
        that the bride was baptized.

        This sounds incredibly weird.

        Hristofor

        At 03:39 PM 9/4/2003, you wrote:
        > Subject: First gay marriage in the Russian Orthodox Church
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        >2003.09.04 Ananova: Groom tricks priest into marrying
        >Ananova:
        >Groom tricks priest into marrying him
        >
        >The first gay marriage in the Russian Orthodox Church has been carried
        >out after a man told a priest he wanted to marry his bride in secret
        >but turned up with his boyfriend instead.
        >
        >Dennis Gogolev and Michail Borozov were married in a ceremony at a
        >church in Nizhni Novgorod, west Russia, according to a report from
        >www.vlasti.net.
        >
        >Gogolev had first approached the priest, named as Father Vladimir, and
        >told him he wanted to keep his bride's identity secret until the last
        >minute because her parents did not agree with their wedding.
        >
        >But he arrived at the ceremony with his boyfriend, Borozov, and asked
        >the priest to carry on with the wedding service.
        >
        >Father Vladimir reportedly married the couple, despite initially
        >protesting that he had been expecting Gogolev to arrive with a woman.
        >
        >Russian Church officials have condemned Father Vladimir's actions.
        >
        >Vsevolod Chaplin, a senior figure in the Moscow patriarchy, said: "The
        >Russian Orthodox Church does not accept homosexual marriage. An
        >Orthodox priest simply does not have the right to marry a homosexual
        >couple."
        >Story filed: 10:51 Thursday 4th September 2003
        >
        >Copyright © 2003 Ananova Ltd
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