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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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« on: June 09, 2010, 01:10:20 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

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Re: Priests...
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 01:16:50 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

Yes.

What other options are there?? If you eliminate both married and unmarried priests, who are left??
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Re: Priests...
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 01:20:19 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

I'm fairly certain several (or many?) of the Antiochian bishops didn't come from "traditional" monastic backgrounds.
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Re: Priests...
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2010, 01:51:17 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

Yes.

What other options are there?? If you eliminate both married and unmarried priests, who are left??
I thought that bishops were chosen from monks.

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Re: Priests...
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2010, 02:16:55 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

Yes.

What other options are there?? If you eliminate both married and unmarried priests, who are left??
I thought that bishops were chosen from monks.
Not necessarily.
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Re: Priests...
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 04:18:57 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

Yes.

What other options are there?? If you eliminate both married and unmarried priests, who are left??
I thought that bishops were chosen from monks.

That's a fairly rare occurrence in this day and age and those bishop chosen from monks are chosen from the ranks of the heiromonks, it's uncanonical to promote someone straight to the episcopacy without first going through the other orders (though sometimes it's accelerated, very rarely from monk or layman all the way to bishop).
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Re: Priests...
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2010, 06:51:24 AM »
If married priests cannot advance in the Church (become bishops, etc.) than can un-married priests doso?

There are two ways a married priest can become a bishop: when his wife passes away, or if she voluntarily joins a monastery.
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