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    Goodbye Y'all

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Its been a blessing these past two years but increasingly I am feeling not welcome here, and the hostilities have devolved to Xanax levels so I am deleting my account.  I love y'all truly, and will miss so many...
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    Digital Screens: The Biggest Threat to the Future of the Orthodox Faith

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! On several threads and topics lately we have been relatively discussing the future of our Orthodox Church.  Sometimes we are talking about converts issues, other times matters for cradle Orthodox.  Today during...
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    Protestants: Please Explain How Folks are Saved by the Blood of Jesus?

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Across Christianity, we hear of being saved by the Blood of Jesus.  I was flipping through the TV last night and heard a televangelist leading a prayer, calling the audience to believe in being saved through...
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    Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, and the Endeavor Space Shuttle? Reasons to Hate LA ;)

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! and now.. My entire life, I have been watching the Space Shuttle land at California's Edwards Airforce Base on TV.  We had become used to hearing the sonic booms as it entered our airspace.  We got used...
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    Ethiopian Maids in a Severe Arab World

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Ethiopian Maids in a Severe Arab World Tagged: Business, East Africa, Ethiopia, External Relations, Labour, Middle East and Africa, Migration By Binyam Tamene, Addis Ababa, 16 September 2012...
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    Discussion on Saudis releasing Ethiopians arrested for praying in home

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! A) the Saudis are more pragmatic than vindictive, and they have multi-BILLION investments in Ethiopia to protect B) there are well over three dozen political prisoners in Ethiopia today are Orthodox...
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    God be with those suffering from the recent floods in Russia

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! http://india.nydailynews.com/business/30ffe19886438bc0a775ce5c27eec7b0/four-kids-among-171-dead-in-russian-floods#ixzz20FUvpv00 Lord have His Mercy!! stay blessed, habte selassie
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    Female Eucharistic Ministers in the Roman Catholic Church?

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I don't mean to stir controversy, but I just learned of this by coincidence today.  I'm a bit late in learning about this, but I am also not a Catholic :) What do y'all think about female Eucharistic...
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    Falafel: The One Word Solution to all the conflicts in the Middle East

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Greeks and Turks? Arabs and Israelis? Egyptians and Israelis? Even Oriental and Eastern Orthodox? How can we bridge all these gaps? Our seemingly pan-love for falafel ;) Enjoy the falafel folks, and if we...
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    Nuns on the Bus

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! They just finished their month long ride into Washington, D.C. http://www.nunsonthebus.com I really dig these Sisters :) stay blessed, habte selassie
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    Question: Why are Rastafarian's attracted to the Orthodox Church?

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Have any Rastafarians ever visited your Orthodox parish? Have you heard of the growing numbers of Rastafarian converts to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church since the 1960s? Have you ever wondered what in...
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    Renaissance Art vs Icons

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Which do you prefer, the spiritual symbolism and imagery of Orthodox iconography or the realism, emotional expression, and more natural feel of Renaissance Art? I truly venerate Icons and feel the spirit...
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    Examining Theological Symbolism from an Atheist Perspective..

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I think one of the biggest casualties of this recent Atheism fad from the Dawkins/Hitchens crowd is that is has absolutely dulled down Atheism.  In the past, not believing in a god, in God, or in any god(s)...
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    Advice re: To get my life back on track.

    The following advice posts are in response to the Prayer request in the following thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,42444.0.html For everyone's reference, parallel advice threads should be started in these cases rather than posting advice in the Prayer threads...
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    Coffee: French Press or Drip Brew?

    Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I simply adore coffee.  I've always made drip coffee at home for the sheer convenience of it, but I always have to make it exceptionally strong for flavor.  Finally I upped my game and bought a French-Press...
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