Scriptures: Ephesians -32In a few moments, we will take communion together, with Christ, remembering how we came to be His sons and daughters by faith, and recalibrating our lives to the incredible reality that we are loved by God.
To prepare for this time, I want to talk to you this morning about a marriage.
The marriage I have in mind is not my marriage or yours.
Nor is it the institution of marriage, which seems to be moving in dishonorable and God-ignoring directions at every turn in our country.
No this morning, I want to talk to you about Christ's love for His bride, the Church.
And I'm not the only woman who has found this to be true. On a mission to answer this question, and many others, I talked informally with a group of men in New York City, and then sat down with the guys from Bel Air Presbyterian to chat about the pursuit of love, about Christian dating, and about why on earth they don't want to date women who go to their church.The ROC should not be confused with the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), another autocephalous Orthodox Church (since 1970, albeit not universally recognised in this status), that traces its existence in North America to the time of the Russian missionaries in Alaska (then part of the Russian Empire) in the late 18th century, and still adheres to the ROC liturgical tradition. The ROCOR was instituted in the 1920s by Russian communities outside then Communist Russia, which refused to recognize the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate then de facto headed by Metropolitan Sergius Stragorodsky.The ROC should also not be confused with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (also known as the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, or ROCOR), headquartered in New York, New York, U. The two Churches reconciled on May 17, 2007; the ROCOR is now a self-governing part of the Russian Orthodox Church. It can be especially awkward when dating or “courting” someone in your church.Here are some tips on how to avoid serial dating practices and enjoy a healthy relationship.