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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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Abortion

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Abouna Fanous

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Abouna Lazarus

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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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Antiochian Orthodox Church

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Apostolic Fathers

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Archdeacon Macarius Paul

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Aref Aziz

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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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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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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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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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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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Elevations

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Elias

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Elijah

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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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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. 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

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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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maturation

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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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Menstruation

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Mental Health

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Metropolitan Hedra

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Metropolitan Mikhail of Assiut

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Metropolitan Philip

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Metropolitan Serapion

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ministers

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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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Nativity of Christ

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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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On the Incarnation

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One-Flesh Unity

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Orange County

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Ordinations

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Organ Transplant

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origen

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orthodox

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Orthodox Church in America

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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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pantaenus

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Papal Election 2012

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Parables

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paradise of the fathers

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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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Pentecost

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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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pride

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Priesthood

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Priestly Cassock

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problem of evil

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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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Public Ministry

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Publications

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Q&A

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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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Receptions

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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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sacrifice

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sadness

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saint

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saint antony

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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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sceptic

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scepticism

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Schedule of Services

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SCOTUS

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Seasons

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Secularism

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seeking truth

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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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Solomon

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Song of Ascents

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sorrow

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Souther

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Southern Region

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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. Athanasius and St. Cyril Coptic Orthodox Theological Library

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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. George Church

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St. Irenaeus

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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. Paul the Anchorite

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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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suffering

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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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Trinity

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truth

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Uncategorized

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Undisclosed

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United States

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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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victory

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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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yann martel

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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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