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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AB 1266

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Abba Antony the Great

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Abortion

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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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Ancient Faith Radio

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Angel of the Lord

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angels

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Anger

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anguish

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Annunciation

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Antiochian Orthodox Church

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Apostolic Fathers

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Armenian Genocide

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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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being that guy

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bestiality

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Bishop Angaelos

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Bishop Serapion

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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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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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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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dedication

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Deification

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despair

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Devil

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diocese

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Discipleship

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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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Early Church Fathers

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Easter

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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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Elias

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Elijah

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Eucharist

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Euthanasia

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Evil

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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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Faithlessness

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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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Fr. Moses Samaan

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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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Gethsemane

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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 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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independent thinking

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individuality

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infant death

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infants

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islam

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isolation

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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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joy

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judging

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judgment

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June 30 Revolution

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Kareem Elgawly

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Kiahk

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Kingship

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Knowledge of Evil

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Koinonia

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Lazarus Saturday

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leadership

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Lectures

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Life

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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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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

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Maspero

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Mass Shooting

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Mass Shootings

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Material Wealth

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maundy thursday

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Meditations

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melancholy

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men

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Metropolitan Hedra

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Metropolitan Mikhail of Assiut

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Metropolitan Philip

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Miracles

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Mission

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Modernization

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Monasticism

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Money

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Mor Ignatius Zakka Iwas

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morality

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Moscow

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Moses

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moses the black

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moses the ethiopian

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Mother Maria of Paris

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mourning

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Music

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Mysteries

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Nag Hammadi

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Names

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Nativity

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Nativity Fast

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Nature of Christ

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New Martyrs of Libya

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New Parish

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New Priest

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New Year

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Newport Beach

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News

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One-Flesh Unity

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Ordinations

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Organ Transplant

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orthodox

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Orthodox Day of Praise

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orthodox stance

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Orthodoxy

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pain

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Papal Election 2012

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Parables

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Paralytic

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Paralytic Man

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Parenting

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Parish News

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pascha

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Passions

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Pastoral Visit

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pastors

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Patriarch

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Patristics

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Peace

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peer pressure

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Persecution

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Political News

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Politics

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polygamy

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Pope

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Pope Francis

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Pope Shenouda III

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Pope Tawadros II

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popularity

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pornography

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Possessions

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Poverty

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Prayer

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Premarital Counseling

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prep

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preparation

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Press Release

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Priesthood

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Priestly Cassock

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program

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protestantism

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Protoevangelium of James

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proverbs

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Psalms

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Psalms of Ascent

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Publications

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Q&A

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Raising Children

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Raising of the Son of the Widow of Nain

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real

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Redemption

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relativism

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Remarriage

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Repentance

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resurrection

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Retreats

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Rich Young Man

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Right to Die

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Rites

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roles

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Roman Catholic Church

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Russian Orthodox Church

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Sacraments

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sacrifce

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sadness

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saint

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Saint Antony Monastery

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Saints

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Salvation

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Samaritan Woman

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Same-Sex Marriage

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Santa Verena Charity

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SCOTUS

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Seasons

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Secularism

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self-denial

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Self-Renunciation

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selflessness

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Seminar

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Seminary

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Serial

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servant

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Servants

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service

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Service Trip

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sexuality

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sheesha

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shepherding

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shisha

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Shopping

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sin

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slider

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smoking

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Social Issues

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social norms

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solitude

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Song of Ascents

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sorrow

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Spiritual Day

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Spiritual Growth

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Spiritual Life

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Spiritual Warfare

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Spirituality

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St. Cyprian

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St. Cyril of Alexandria

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St. Demiana - Bakersfield

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St. Elizabeth

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St. John Chrysostom

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St. John the Beloved

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St. Justina

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St. Marina

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St. Mary

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St. Monica

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St. Paul

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St. Paul Brotherhood

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St. Pope Kyrillos VI

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Starbucks

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Stem Cells

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stewardship

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striving

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Suicide

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Summer Conventions

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Syria

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Syriac Orthodox Church

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Syrian Refugees

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takes a whole village to raise one child

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Teenagers

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temple

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Terrorism

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Thanksgiving

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Theological Library

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Theology

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Theosis

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Theotokos

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Thomas Sunday

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TOEFL

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Transfiguration

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Tribulation

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tribulations

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truth

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Uncategorized

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Undisclosed

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Unity

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Upper Egypt

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USSC

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values

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Video

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Violence

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Virgin Mary

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Visitors

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Voter Registration

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war

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water pipes

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Wealth

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Wedding

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Wedding Receptions

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weed

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weeping

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Wives

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Women

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Women's Ministry

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Women's Rights

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Wonder

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Youth

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Youth Ministry

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Youth Spiritual Competitions

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Zacchaeus

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