An Orthodox Christian who has a disability asks,
Our Orthodox church is full of understanding . But do you ever see priest in a wheelchair ? Or a bishop, or a deacon, or a reader? What happens when a priest cannot stand on his legs, but he is fully functional with hands? Can that priest serve ? I am asking because I study Orthodox theology, and have a handicap. One more question what happens with a priest who is in a car accident and becomes confined to a wheelchair? Is he still a priest? A handicapped person is not an ill person.
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