The cheeky Orthodox Calendar is back with more unorthodox behavior. The 2014 edition pays tribute to gay marriage while combining two of our favorite things: hot dudes in calendars and religious blasphemy.
However, according to the Orthodox Calendar’s mission statement – and the disclaimer before the above video — these alleged sexy priests (they’re allegedly priests…but definitely sexy) are meant as a commentary on gay men in religious orders as well as the corruption inherent in the Orthodox Church:
The primary goal was to demonstrate that Orthodox believers do not all fit the backward, hidebound stereotype portrayed in the press but rather are regular people with passions, preferences, interests and desires. At the same time, the calendar takes an ironic approach to the Orthodox Church itself, which in recent years has been embroiled in corruption scandals, artist repression, gay sex cover-ups, outrageous behavior and homophobia.
So whether you want to make a religious statement or just want this guy hanging on your wall all of next year:
…you can order your Orthodox Calendar 2014 here.