Marriage is a sacrament—as important, as able to save you, as monasticism.
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All right, so here I am, speaking to a microphone, close to the icon of the Mother of God for another 20 minutes. I always lock myself into a room when I do this, because I imagine that if somebody passes by and hears me talking to myself, they will think I am quite entirely mad, but let’s pray nobody hears, except you, of course.
I owe you a few more words about marriage, because I said,…