Resources Articles Social Issues

Throughout history, the Orthodox Church has been confronted with many controversial issues in society. Irrespective of when the Church dealt with a particular issue, the method of dealing with the issue has been the same: acquiring the Mind of Christ. Thus, when an issue arises for which there is no clear consensus, the Church looks to the Pillars of Her Faith: the Holy Scriptures, the Early Church Fathers, and the Holy Tradition of the Church to acquire oneness of Mind based on the time-honored Faith and teachings of the Church. It is important to note, as well, that the Church never begins this process for the sake of intellectual curiosity; the issue must be real and in need of an answer inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The following articles reflect some of the Church’s stands and opinions on modern social issues.

1/1/11 Bombing

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21 Coptic martyrs

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21 martyrs of Libya

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AB 1266

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abba

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abba antony

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Abba Antony the Great

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Abba Bessarion

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abomination of desolation

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Abortion

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Abouna Fanous

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Abouna Lazarus

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academics

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addict

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Addiction

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Adnan Syed

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aid

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Al Omraniya

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Alexandria Massacre

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Almsgiving

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America

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American Coptic Orthodox Church

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anba bola

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Ancient Faith Radio

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Angel of the Lord

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angelology

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angels

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Anger

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anguish

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animals

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Annunciation

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antichrist

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Antiochian Orthodox Church

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apocalypse

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Apostolic Fathers

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Archdeacon Macarius Paul

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Aref Aziz

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armageddon

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Armenian Genocide

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athanasius

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atheism

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atheist

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authentic

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authenticity

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Babah

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Baptism

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beginnings

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being that guy

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Belief

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Bellflower

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bestiality

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bible

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Bishop Abraham

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Bishop Angaelos

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Bishop Kyrillos

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Bishop Youssef

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Black Friday

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blame

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Boston

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Boston Marathon

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Brain Death

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Burning Bush

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canamorthodox

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cassian

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cause

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child-bearing

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children

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Christian Living

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Christianity

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Christmas

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Christology

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Church History

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Church of the Holy Cross

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cigarettes

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Clergy

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Clergy Meetings

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college

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comfort

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Commemoration

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Communion

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community

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Comparative Theology

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Condolences

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conference

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Confession

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Consecrations

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consolation

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Conventions

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coptic

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Coptic Educational Foundation

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Coptic League

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coptic orthodox

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Coptic Orthodox Church

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coptic orthodox stance

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Corruption

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Costa Mesa

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Council of Ephesus

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Counseling

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Covenant Thursday

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critical thinking

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Crucifixion

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CST

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Cyril

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Deacons

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Death

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deception

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decption

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dedication

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Deification

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demons

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desert

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desert fathers

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Desert Fathers Series

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desert wisdom

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despair

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Devil

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diocese

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Diocese News

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Discipleship

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discipline

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disunity

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Divine Liturgy

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division

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Divorce

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Doctrine

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Dogma

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dope

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doubt

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drugs

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Early Church Fathers

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Easter

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eastern orthodox

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ecclesiastes

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Ecclesiastical Choir

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Ecclesiology

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Ecumenism

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Education

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Egypt

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Egypt Elections

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Egyptian Constitution

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el anba Bola

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el anba paula

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el nasi

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Elevations

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Elias

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Elijah

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end of the world

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end of times

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ethiopia

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Eucharist

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Euthanasia

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Evil

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Excused Absence

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Experience of Evil

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Extremism

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FAFSA

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faith

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Faith, Dogma and History

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Faithlessness

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falling away

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family

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Family Issues

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Family Life

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Family Ministry

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Family Planning

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Fast of Jonah

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Fasting

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fear

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Feast of Nayrouz

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Feast of our Lord's Entry into Jerusalem

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Feast of Pentecost

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Feast of the Annunciation

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Feast of the Ascension

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Feast of the Cross

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Feast of the Entry of the Holy Theotokos into the Temple

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Feast of the Epiphany

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Feast of the Holy Apostles

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Feast of the Miracle at the Wedding of Cana of Galilee

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Feast of the Nativity

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Feast of the Resurrection

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Feast of the Theophany

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Feast of the Transfiguration

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Featured

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financial

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forgiveness

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Fr. Isaac Boulos

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Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed

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Fr. Jonah Labib

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Fr. Mauritius Mikhail

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Fr. Moses Samaan

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Fr. Shenouda Ghattas

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free will

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Freedom

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friends

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Friendship

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Funeral

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gay

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gay marriage

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genders

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Genesis

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Gethsemane

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gospel

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Gospel according to John

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Grace

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grants

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Great Friday

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Great Lent

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GYP

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Habeeb Girgis

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Hagiography

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Halloween

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Harry Potter

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Hawaii

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Health

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Heresies

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Heresy

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Hermione Granger

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HIV/AIDS

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holiness

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Holocaust

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holy

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Holy Apostles

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Holy Church

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Holy Cross

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Holy Orders

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Holy Pascha

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Holy Scripture

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Holy Scriptures

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Holy Spirit

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Holy Synod

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Holy Theotokos

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Holy Theotokos Saint Mary

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holy thursday

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Holy Tradition

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Holy Trinity

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Holy Zacharias

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Homosexuality

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humanism

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humility

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Husbands

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Hypostatic Union

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In Memoriam

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Incarnation

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incest

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Independence Day

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independent thinking

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individuality

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infant death

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infants

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iraq

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islam

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isolation

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jealous

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Jean Danielou

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Jesus Christ

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Jesus Prayer

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Jews

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jobs

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John

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joy

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judging

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judgment

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July 4

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June 30 Revolution

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Kareem Elgawly

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Kiahk

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King

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Kingship

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Knowledge of Evil

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Koinonia

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Lazarus el-Antoni

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Lazarus Saturday

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leadership

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Lectures

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Let Me Tell You a Story

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Libya

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Life

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life of pi

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Liturgy

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loans

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logic

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Logos

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loss

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Love

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Lucifer

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Luke

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Mahragan Al Keraza

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Mammon

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marijuana

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Marital Enrichment

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marital enrichment seminar

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Marriage

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Martyrdom