Did St John of Kronstadt do wrong in going through the sacrament of marriage even though he intended to and did live with his wife as brother and sister?
Actually, he did.
The OCA (and probably the others), do have age restrictions on remarriage. They reject all third marriages of older people based on the canons of a Council held in constantinople in the 9th century. What service would any church used for elderly people??? There simply is NO rite that exists for people who are passed the age of child bearing just like there is No rite for gay marriages even though their proponents tell us their is. If there is a liturgical rite for the elderly please post it up as I've never seen it nor have I ever heard of anyone over 50 getting married in the Church.
Been to marriage of my grandfather. He was around 65 then.
Kosta: there is one sacrament of marriage. You cannot say that certain people of a particular age or by reason of inability to procreate (and what the OCA says is not determinative) cannot enter that sacrament. Are you saying it is better that they should live in sin?
It's what Kosta says, not OCA.
The marriage rite also presupposes both spouses are virgins, so you wouldn't really know whether your barren or infertile. The remedy was not medical fertility treatments as they didn't even exist 50 years ago. it was those very prayers in the marriage rite that are the treatment. Not at all am I bashing it on western legalisms, Western marriage traditions says they're are no impediments at all, it is the west that taught us that there are no restrictions. Whether its same sex marriage, whether it's a buddhist or Christian marrying each other, Western marriage tells us its all about this mythical experience called "love". No age limits, no restrictions, financial incentives are opened to all, whether they have 5 children or none, all are equally allowed to marry because it is a civil right of humanity. That's silly
You are wrong. Being unable to breed is perfect reason for marriage annulment
Again: was St John of Kronstadt wrong to marry?
He was wrong in not telling his fiancee about his cravings prior to marriage.
I never mentioned an irregularity from the internet. I said If I personally knew the priest of a parish which I attend knowingly sanctioned and performed such marriages I would seperate from that parish. I may go to another parish within that same diocese. Obviously if the bishop himself sanctions it, you can go to another jurisdiction (in the diaspora) or raise awareness among the synod to take action.
And if the synod's actions did not meet your expectations? Where would you stop in schisming?