Naked gay Orthodox priests strip off again for 2015 calendar

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The Orthodox Calendar has returned, with men who may or may not be Orthodox priests posing in compromising positions.

The 2015 calendar, which features Romanian Orthodox Christians, has been unveiled, and is available to order.

This year’s edition will be the third time the calendar has been produced, and organisers claim it is “still the only organized global effort against homophobia in the Orthodox region.”

A release from the calendar’s producers reads: “The story takes place on the right bank of the Moskva River south of Moscow, where some priests believe that same-sex unions are NOT a sign of the coming apocalypse, contrary to what Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill may claim. These priests set out, in a humorous way, to remind the world that homosexuality is NOT one of the 7 deadly sins and in fact that Jesus Christ never even referred to homosexuality as a sin!

“Yet in the words of many in the Orthodox hierarchy, LGBT people have suddenly become the worst kind of sinners — an omen of the impending end of the world. What about wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony?

“Three years after its creation, OC is still the only organized global effort against homophobia in the Orthodox region. Our creative team along with our gay-friendly guests are more enthusiastic than ever to work on this new series illustrating the ancient sins forgotten by a declining Church obsessed with demonising the LGBT community.”

Last year’s calendar caught the attention of the Daily Mail, and was released in celebration of equal marriage, however it was unclear how much money actually went to equal marriage efforts.

A preview video is available to view below