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Re: [orthodox-synod] Priest tricked into gay marriage?

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  • 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
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      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
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      >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.
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      >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.
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      >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.
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      >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.
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      >Russian Church officials have condemned Father Vladimir's actions.
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      >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
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