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Statement of Purpose The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox Statement of Purpose

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    The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox Statement of Purpose

    The main TAW forum is for fellowship and discussion. If you wish to debate with regards to a thread in the main forum, start a new thread in the St. Justin Martyr’s Corner: Debate an Orthodox Christian forum and link it to the original thread. You may add a link in the original thread and it will not be considered off topic. Non-members may debate in the St. Justin Martyr's Corner. The guidelines for the debate forum are here.

    Statement of Faith:

    Members who are in communion with one or more of the Patriarchs listed here are considered “Orthodox” for the sake of these guidelines.

    Active promotion of views contrary to the established teachings of canonical Orthodox Churches are considered off topic. This includes schismatic or Old Believer teachings.

    To learn more about what members of The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox forum believe, please see the Orthodox Christian websites - references thread and the for those new to Orthodoxy thread. Read here about the Eastern Orthodox Church.

    Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage:

    The Ancient Way forum allows homosexuality and same sex marriage to be discussed, without promotion*, in it's main forum and sub forums. The official statement regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage from the Assemby of Canonical Orthodox Bishops is as follows:

    2. The Orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality, firmly grounded in Holy Scripture, two millennia of Church Tradition, and Canon Law, holds that the sacrament of marriage consists in the union of a man and a woman, and that authentic marriage reflects the sacred unity that exists between Christ and His Bride, the Church.

    3. Persons with homosexual orientation are to be cared for with the same mercy and love that is bestowed on all of humanity by our Lord Jesus Christ. Moreover, the Church is a spiritual hospital, where we all are called to find the healing of our fallen humanity through Jesus Christ, who assumed human nature in order to restore it. All of us struggle with various passions, and it is only within the Church that we find the means of overcoming these passions with the assistance of God’s grace. Acting upon any sexual attraction outside of sacramental marriage, whether the attraction is heterosexual or homosexual, alienates us from God.

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    *Promotion is defined as encouragement of the progress, growth, or acceptance of something including advertising and publicity.

    Community Rules:

    All posts within this faith community must adhere to the site wide rules. In addition, if you are not a member of this faith group, you may not debate issues or teach against it's theology. You may post in fellowship. Active promotion of views contrary to the established teachings of this group will be considered off topic.
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