Hate to tell you, it's been this way for 2000 years. Keep swinging those quotes around so the weak-willed only think your way.
Do you really think disagreement and false doctrine are a new thing?
No they are not a new thing!
The Church for 2,000 yrs has always had Christ as the Head/Man was given the image of God .......Let US make man in OUR image~!
Therefore when Adam was created .........Adam being the first man.
And Jesus Christ ..........as the Second Adam........................God took flesh and became MAN not WO-MAN.....
There are 12 tribes of the Old Testament........all MEN
There are 12 Apostles chosen by Christ.........all MEN
it is said that the skull of Adam lay where Christ,
as the Head of all, was Crucified, and Adam was baptized through the Blood of Christ, which flowed from Him and down onto AdamÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹s skull.
It is called the Place of the Skull because during the Flood the earth expelled the skull of Adam,
which rolled around by itself in a circle, and this was viewed as a fearsome sign.
The Holy Prophet and King Solomon,
out of respect toward the Forefather,
covered it up with many stones.
Moreover, the eminent saints say, as is the tradition,
that Adam was buried there by an angel. Therefore, where
AdamÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¹s corpse lay, there Christ stood as the everlasting King,
the New Adam,
healing by the wood of the Holy Cross the Old Adam who had fallen by the wood of the tree.
QUOTE/ Now there is another sacrament that, like marriage, almost precisely mirrors the relationship between Christ and the Church - that of priesthood. The priest (and especially the bishop) is the head of his flock as Christ is the Head of the Church, and the priest must lay down his life for his flock as Christ laid down His life for the Church. There is even a sense in which the priest may be said to be the husband of his flock, which may be the reason why there is a canon (unfortunately, very often violated today) forbidding bishops to move from one diocese to another.
Just as Christ had to be born a male, so the icon of Christ, the bishop, and his representative, the priest, must be a male. For "since the beginning of time," as St. Epiphanius of Cyprus says, "a woman has never served God as a priest". If the priest is a woman, the iconic relationship between Christ the Saviour and Great High Priest and the priesthood is destroyed.
As Bishop Kallistos (Ware) writes: "The priest is an icon of Christ; and since the incarnate Christ became not only man but a male - since, furthermore, in the order of nature the roles of male and female are not interchangeable - it is necessary that a priest should be male. Those Western Christians who do not in fact regard the priest as an icon of Christ are of course free to ordain women as ministers; they are not, however, creating women priests but dispensing with priesthood altogether...
"It is one of the chief glories of human nature that men and women, although equal, are not interchangeable. Together they exercise a common ministry which neither could exercise alone; for within that shared ministry each has a particular role.
There exists between them a certain order or hierarchy, with man as the 'head' and woman as the partner or 'helper' (Gen. 2.18); yet this differentiation does not imply any fundamental inequality between them. Within the Trinity, God the Father is the source and 'head' of Christ (I Cor. 11.3)
"Men and women are not interchangeable, like counters, or identical machines. The difference between themÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ extends far more deeply than the physical act of procreation. The sexuality of human beings is not an accident, but affects them in their very identity and in their deepest mystery.
Unlike the differentiation between Jew and Greek or between slave and free - which reflects man's fallen state and are due to social convention, not to nature - the differentiation between male and female is an aspect of humanity's natural state before the Fall.
The life of grace in the Church is not bound by social convention or the conditions produced by the Fall; but it does conform to the order of nature, in the sense of the unfallen nature as created by God. Thus the distinction between male and female is not abolished in the Church."
The perverseness of female "priesthood" is somewhat similar to the perverseness of homosexual "marriage". In both cases, the "innate preaching" of Christ's Incarnation that is implanted in our sexual nature, instead of being reinforced and deepened by the sacraments of the Church, is contradicted and in effect destroyed by a blasphemous parody of them.
That is why such things are felt to be unnatural by men and condemned as abominations by God. And if scientific humanism seeks to redefine what is natural, let us recall that such humanism, according to Fr. Seraphim Rose, is subhumanism. It is "a rebellion against the true nature of man and the world, a flight from God the center of man's existence, clothed in the language of the opposite of all these."http://www.romanitas.ru/eng/THE%20TRUE%20CHURCH%20IN%20THE%20LAST%20TIMES.htm#_ftnref149
what exactly is it that you find wrong within the man being a priest?
God loves all people..........and Who am I to argue why man is priest and woman is not!
I know that God loves me as much as anyone else......But argue with God I will not .......nor with anyone else for that matter!
Glory be to God.....
Lord have mercy on me a sinner!