Glory and Honor : Orthodox Christian Resources On Marriage

Glory and Honor : Orthodox Christian Resources On Marriage

Alf Siewers, Bucknell University

Alfred Kentigern Siewers, editor

David C. Ford, editor

Mary S. Ford, editor

Intoduction. Crown them with glory and honor, David C. Ford, Mary S. Ford, Alfred Kentigern Siewers

Mystagogical, cosmological, and counter-cultural : contemporary Orthodox apologetics for marriage, Alfred Siewers


The Orthodox Church embodies a living Tradition that integrates a long, unbroken practice of marriage with its theology, cosmology, liturgy, mystical asceticism, and anthropology. As such, the Church has a great deal to offer all those who desire to come to a deeper understanding of marriage and family life. This collection draws upon the riches of this Tradition to present an inspiring vision of Christian marriage, and to offer insights and guidance about marriage and family life that are adapted to modern questions and challenges, yet grounded firmly in the global teaching and practice of the Church. The experienced clergy, scholars, and professionals contributing to this volume come from a wide variety of Orthodox Christian communities present in North America, including the Orthodox Church in America, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and the Antiochian, Greek, and Serbian Orthodox Archdioceses of America. -- publisher