I’m curious if anyone can explain to me how the Eastern Orthodox reconcile the teaching in scripture where the Lord says that he who marries a divorced person commits adultery with allowing someone to remarry after divorce. I’ve spoken to an Orthodox priest and it seems they think the divorce somehow ended the marriage. Yet if that were true the Jesus would not have said that he who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
I’m not trying to be critical. Genuinely trying to get an understanding of how the Orthodox reconcile these 2 things. Since Eastern Catholics are more famliar with the Orthodox than most Catholics are, I’m hoping one of you can explain it to me.