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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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Abba Makarios of Alexandria

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abbas

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abbasiya

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abbasiya square

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abomination of desolation

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Abortion

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Abouna Antonious

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Abouna Fanous

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Abouna Lazarus

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absolute truth

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academics

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accusing others

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addict

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Addiction

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Admonishing Others

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Adnan Syed

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aid

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Al Omraniya

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Aleppo

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alexandria

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Alexandria Massacre

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Almsgiving

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Alumni & Friends

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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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Antonious el Sourian

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Antonious el Suryani

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Antony the Syrian

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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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arrogance

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athanasius

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atheism

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atheist

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atheists

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athonites

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authentic

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authenticity

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Babah

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Baptism

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Bathsheba

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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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Bible knowledge

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Bible Study

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big bang

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Bishop Abraham

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Bishop Angaelos

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Bishop Arsany

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Bishop Kyrillos

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Bishop Rofail

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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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cairo

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cairo cathedral bombing

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canamorthodox

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cassian

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cause

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chalcedon

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chalcedonian

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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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compassion

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Condolences

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conference

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Confession

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conflict

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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 Bishops of North America

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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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COVID-19

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critical thinking

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Crucifixion

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CST

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Current Students

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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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defending others

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Deification

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Deir el-Sultan

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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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diakonia

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dialogue

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dialogues

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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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Donate

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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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ego

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egocentric

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egocentricity

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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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Elder Paisios

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Elder Seraphim of Vyritsa

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elders

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eldership

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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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End Times

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Enemies

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equality

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ethiopia

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Eucharist

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euphemia

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Euthanasia

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evangelicals

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Evil

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evolution

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Excused Absence

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excusing others

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exegesis

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Experience of Evil

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explosion

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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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fornication

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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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Fun

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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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Genealogy

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Genesis

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Gethsemane

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Good Shepherd

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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 Fast

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Great Friday

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Great Lent

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gregory of nyssa

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grief

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grieving

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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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Happiness

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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 Communion

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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 Zacharias

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Homily

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Homosexuality

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human rights

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humanism

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humility

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hurt

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Husbands

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Hypostatic Union

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image

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image and likeness

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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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inspiration

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iraq

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islam

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isolation

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January 2017 Women's Protest

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jealous

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Jean Danielou

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Jerusalem

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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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John Damascene

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John Mack

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John of Damascus

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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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juneteenth

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Kareem Elgawly

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Kiahk

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kindness

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King