In archpastoral letters to their respective dioceses, Metropolitan Jonah and Bishop Matthias reaffirm the Sanctity of Marriage

August 3, 2011

On July 28, 2011, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, Archbishop of Washington, issued an archpastoral letter on the sanctity of marriage to the clergy and laity of the Archdiocese of Washington.

His Grace, Bishop Matthias of Chicago and the Midwest, issued a letter on the same theme to the clergy and faithful of the Dicoese of the Midwest on August 2, 2011.

The texts of the letters are posted on the dioceses’ respective web sites at and

As reported earlier on the OCA web site at , a similar letter had been addressed to the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey by His Grace, Bishop Michael on June 24, 2011. The text of that letter appears on the diocese’s web site at

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