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Offline St. Christopher

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Oriental stance on divorce
« on: March 06, 2008, 08:30:09 AM »
What do the Oriental Orthodox believe about divorce and remarriage?  Do the different churches (Coptic, Armenian, Syrian, etc.) have different stances?  Thank you.

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Re: Oriental stance on divorce
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 12:32:11 AM »
It's not looked upon as a good thing.  In the Armenian Church, divorce and remarriage are allowed under certain circumstances.  I don't know the details, though.  I had a cousin whose wife cheated on him, and in that circumstance the bishop allowed a second marriage in the Church.

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Re: Oriental stance on divorce
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008, 08:48:30 AM »
I'm not sure about other OO churches, but the Coptic Church is generally rather strict on the matter. We generally only recognise the Scriptural exceptions i.e. divorce in the case of adultery or apostasy.
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