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« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2012, 09:38:50 AM »

The sad state of affairs for the Greek Orthodox Church here in Greece.


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Close links between the Greek state and the Orthodox Church are turning from a blessing for the clergy into a curse as the debt-laden government struggles to fund the ancient institution, just as impoverished Greeks need its charitable work most.

Starved of money as the state makes huge spending cuts, the deeply conservative church which grew from one of the earliest centers of Christianity is seeking new sources of funds.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-greece-church-idUSBRE83J1A820120420
How does this tie in to the question asked of us in the OP?

Because the thread started to talk about wages, and the fact he wanted to be a Greek Orthodox Priest, that would not be a good idea in Greece for a quite some time....
I would suggest that anyone who's concerned about what he can earn as a priest probably shouldn't even become a priest. One should not see the priesthood merely as a way to earn an income.
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« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2012, 11:17:23 AM »

Because the thread started to talk about wages, and the fact he wanted to be a Greek Orthodox Priest, that would not be a good idea in Greece for a quite some time....

i think it's a very good idea. you would know you are not doing it for the money.
the church needs priests like that.
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« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2012, 11:36:27 AM »

To say it doesn't pay much can be an understatement. Most of the priests I've known here have been unpaid except for expenses and have effectively been working two jobs, a secular one to support their family and their work as a priest - that really is dedication. I certainly agree that if you are looking for a good income you should look elsewhere (certainly in the west, my experience in Romania has been varied) and for all Augustin's quips, it's certainly not an easy job, not in any case when the priest takes it seriously, which I'm happy to say in my experience the majority have.

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« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2012, 01:05:32 PM »

Being a priest is quite an easy job. I might consider becoming one in the future too.
I for one would be proud to call you my spiritual father.
I would slap you with whatever sacred object happened to be around if you ever called me that.
And I would graciously accept your fatherly discipline. Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2012, 01:40:50 PM »

The sad state of affairs for the Greek Orthodox Church here in Greece.


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Close links between the Greek state and the Orthodox Church are turning from a blessing for the clergy into a curse as the debt-laden government struggles to fund the ancient institution, just as impoverished Greeks need its charitable work most.

Starved of money as the state makes huge spending cuts, the deeply conservative church which grew from one of the earliest centers of Christianity is seeking new sources of funds.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-greece-church-idUSBRE83J1A820120420
How does this tie in to the question asked of us in the OP?

Because the thread started to talk about wages, and the fact he wanted to be a Greek Orthodox Priest, that would not be a good idea in Greece for a quite some time....

Thank you JR; you were indeed on topic. However, it is easy to get sidetracked and l urge us all to be watchful. Thanks, Second Chance
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« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2012, 02:13:41 PM »

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« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2012, 12:35:13 PM »

The sad state of affairs for the Greek Orthodox Church here in Greece.


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Close links between the Greek state and the Orthodox Church are turning from a blessing for the clergy into a curse as the debt-laden government struggles to fund the ancient institution, just as impoverished Greeks need its charitable work most.

Starved of money as the state makes huge spending cuts, the deeply conservative church which grew from one of the earliest centers of Christianity is seeking new sources of funds.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-greece-church-idUSBRE83J1A820120420
How does this tie in to the question asked of us in the OP?

Because the thread started to talk about wages, and the fact he wanted to be a Greek Orthodox Priest, that would not be a good idea in Greece for a quite some time....
I would suggest that anyone who's concerned about what he can earn as a priest probably shouldn't even become a priest. One should not see the priesthood merely as a way to earn an income.

So it is unreasonable for someone who is concerned about whether or not he will have a sufficient income to feed his family, to consider becoming a priest?
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