I feel like this easily could have been interpolated. It's suspicious.Why? It's so (relatively) trivial.
It's a great idea if you want to excommunicate yourself.
If racism ends in Christ, then it logically follows that genderism does too, so that transgender and women clergy should be fine, since gender is mentioned by Paul as well. That is the logical conclusion.
The enigmatic expression πηλίκοις … γράμμασιν in Galatians 6:11 has puzzled commentators for some time. What would the God-inspired Paul have meant by stressing the size of his characters?
In conclusion, no Christian (whether born according to nature "Jew" or "Gentile" - though in Christ, such distinctions do not exist)
is obliged to the Law of Moses. Reading it has a didatic value since it points to Christ, and some aspects of it are common with the Law of Christ, but no one is now obliged to it's various sacrifices, ordinances (circumcision, sabbaths, etc.), priesthood, etc.
Men stand before the Christ, women the Theotokos. It's an iconic tradition that's not special to Slavs. The U.S. is just a bit messed up, and not only in this way. Greeks in the U.S. just weren't pious until rather recently -- they came to North America in large numbers starting in the '20s but barely even bothered to have churches until decades later. Most came with a secular, material outlook and the apostasy continues in some degree, in my opinion.Ha! ITS not as simple as straightfirward as that trust me. The older tradition at least among the Eastern European Byzantines was women at the back separated from the men in the front by a low fence/wall. But since going go liturgy is also, by tradition mostly a women's business, there were some women spilling over the fence. . But their place was at the back, architecturally delineated
It's the same among most, if not all, of the priestless Chapelist Old Believers in the Americas. No fence but men stand in front and women in the back. When my maternal grandfather was appointed the rector of his village church, he attempted to change it to women on one side and men on the other, believing it to be an older tradition. The idea didn't go over very well and they ousted him instead.