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  1. suffice it to say that the official unified eu policy in the area of religion and religious activity. position of the orthodox churches toward homosexuality has instead of asking candidate states to adhere to a unique set of remained conservative, similar to the stance adopted by the church–state relations they themselves did not uphold, old roman …

  2. This article reviews the position of Eastern Orthodox Churches vis-à-vis sexuality and the body, by reviewing the Patristics literature informing canon law, as well as relevant contemporary...

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  4. Jan 01, 2010 · Orthodox canon law condemns homosexuality in the harshest terms, a view consonant with the position of the Orthodox theologians and married clergy ( Stan and Turcescu, 2000, Stan and Turcescu, 2005, Stan and Turcescu, 2007 ). In Russia, Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria more than 70% of citizens identify themselves as Orthodox Christians.

    • Lavinia Stan
    • 2010
  5. The Orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality is "firmly grounded in Holy Scripture, 2000 years of church tradition, and canon law, holds that marriage consists in the conjugal union of a man and a woman." It adds that, “marriage is necessarily monogamous and heterosexual."

  6. For Orthodox Christians heterosexual marriage then, is the only proper social context for sexual relationships because: 1) marriage is the only place where the self-emptying love necessary for creative communion between male and female can take place; and 2) marriage is the only union capable of creating new life.