I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but I thought apostasy was also grounds for divorce? And in all Christian compassion, wouldn't fear of death at the hands of your spouse be acceptable by a church court as well?
He's talking about the explicitly stated reasons given by Christ for leaving one's spouse. The Church has a wider allowance in many cases than this: abuse, apostasy, etc. are normally included.
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"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.