So I have always been Roman Catholic. My fiancé however was non denominational all his life up until August 2017 when he started to go to the orthodox church and fell in love with it. He is getting baptized in the church in February 2018. We were engaged before all this happened and he has agreed if we have children which right now we don’t plan to because of my career, that they would be raised Catholic and he still feels that way.
However I have read some forums on here saying that the Orthodox Church requires children to be baptized in their church. Is this true? My fiancé said he talked to his priest and that he said there would be no problem in marrying someone non Orthodox and that we would just have to have another wedding in the Orthodox Church and said that it wouldn’t be a problem if we both chose to raise our children Catholic so now I’m a bit confused after reading stuff like that on here.
Also my fiancé has said that after we get married that during the times of Lent and fasting ( apparently the Orthodox fast a lot throughout the year) that we can’t have sex… um excuse me?! I know that there is definitely no hard and fast rule about this in the Catholic Church and from all the research I’ve donw there is no set in stone rule about this in the Orthodox Church either. Also apparently in the Orthodox Church you are appointed spiritual parents or something that is who you go to if you have problems in your marriage and they kind of decide what happens… I am not ok with this because we have had problems in our relationship before because we have let other people in and I also don’t like how big of a say the spiritual parents will have in our marriage.
Any advice? A part of me feels like since he is still new to the church he is just latching on to what anyone says even if he hasn’t done any research on the topic itself. I have brought this up to him but he says that is definitely not it and I feel like he won’t really be up for discussions on stuff like no sex for lent and just say no that’s the way my church is and that will inevitably cause problems in our marriage.