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Ordination of minors
« on: February 11, 2016, 10:38:37 PM »
Is it true that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church ordains boys as deacons and/or priests? I've read in multiple places that this is the case and that the boys are sometimes as young as 7 or 12. Does anyone have more knowledge on this practice, how common it is, or whether there is controversy surrounding it?
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Re: Ordination of minors
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:55:24 PM »
Is it true that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church ordains boys as deacons and/or priests? I've read in multiple places that this is the case and that the boys are sometimes as young as 7 or 12. Does anyone have more knowledge on this practice, how common it is, or whether there is controversy surrounding it?

That would seem to conflict with chances of marriage later on, among other things. What is your reference material?
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