say there was an acopalyptic scenario where no (Oriental)Orthodox priest was available,and you were stranded on a remote island how would one confer the sacrament of marriage?would God reconize a primitive marriage ?in catholic tradition the husband and wife are ministers of marriage while the priest is simpely the witness,how is it in OO church?sources would be helpfull and deeply appreciatted if provided.
Start cutting out logs, make them in the "sos" sign and burn them for rescue. When a helicopter comes, ask for a canonical Oriental Orthodox priest immediately, and to bring the wedding crowns with him.
AMEG has had a predicament – a dilemma. If we say how bad the situation really is, people will brand us as doom-mongers and not want to listen. If we don’t, then nobody will learn the truth.
But now it’s different. Our predictions on the sea ice have proved correct. We have the credibility. Our timescales are appropriate. (Only the other day a student wrote an article for the Ecologist saying that, after consulting experts at UEA, he was convinced that AMEG had got its timescales wrong.)
The most visible repercussions of sea ice decline and rapid Arctic warming (it’s warming five or six times the global average by my reckoning, and that ratio will leap up as the sea ice disappears) are the escalating emissions of methane, now seen to be bubbling in vast plumes from the East Siberian Arctic Shelf seabed, and the global weirding, seen to be affecting farmers all over the world as the Arctic warms, polar jet stream meanders more, sticking in places to cause weather extremes, long periods of both hot dry weather and cool wet weather. These two repercussions have been AMEG’s focus of late, see press release.
Never in the history of the human race has there been so much danger to confront. We have the brains – we should have the intelligence – to deal with it. Psychologically we have real problems, continuing to believe that we are immortal and “it can’t happen to us”. It is.
are you really that anxious?
may God give you peace.
Don't worry about hypotheticals- if it gets to a point where every single bishop and priest dies and we are stuck on a desertes island, we probably won't be getting married. We'd probably be screaming our heads off or, as the hopeful part of me would like to think, we'd be singing Evlogite because it's the end of the world.
Don't play with "if"s because we're humans who have limited minds. God is the only one who can answer a hypothetical question like that. :)