The Orthodox Church has constantly admitted the uxorato priesthood. The priests’ spouses are called matushki (the “mothers”). The conference would not raise protests or needs, but taken to light the complex dilemmas these ladies face.
Kiev (AsiaNews) – the very first great Ukrainian Forum of Orthodox priests’ spouses were held in Kiev right before Overseas Women’s Day. The Orthodox Church has constantly admitted the uxorato priesthood in pastoral solution (the bishops are celibate, generally from monasticism). Over a hundred matushki (the “mothers”, once the spouses of this batjushki are known as, the “papine” priests) participated making their loved ones and parishes for the days that are few talk about their dilemmas freely. Continue reading “The ‘synod’ Orthodox priests’ spouses: young ones, parishes, a husband that is ever-absent”