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    For my husband's back

    Ever since I met my husband over three years ago, he has suffered with back pain. Last week, we finally got a diagnosis; the cause of his back pain is Scheuermann's disease. This causes for him to have an excessive curvature of the thoracic spine, causing a great amount of pain and deterioration...
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    Alison McCrary, Young Lawyer ...On Her Way To Becoming A Nun

    Alison McCrary, Young Lawyer Fights For Social Justice On Her Way To Becoming A Nun By Sheila Stroup Religion News Service ... On a personal note, I really admire this woman's drive to serve others and the Church. She seems to truly grasp what it means to love one another. May God bless...
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    Blessed Theophany!

    As tonight we celebrate the forefeast of Theophany, I wanted to wish a Blessed Epiphany to all of my fellow Orthodox Christians on the Julian Calendar! When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest; for, the voice of the Father bare witness...
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    Prayers for the repose of the soul of Stelios

    Please pray for the soul of Stelios, who passed away this evening. He leaves behind a wife, six children, and two grandchildren. May his memory be eternal!
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    How Thomas Jefferson’s secret Bible might have changed history

    My Take: How Thomas Jefferson’s secret Bible might have changed history By Mitch Horowitz, Special to CNN
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    OC.net for android and iphone

    I was just wondering if there were any plans to develop smart phone app's for the site? ???
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    Prayers for my career

    Please say a prayer for me concerning my job. I am currently a contractor with no medical, retirement, or vacation benefits at my job. Recently, my boss informed me that he is trying to work with the company to bring me on as an employee. Please pray that this will go through so I don't have to...
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    Christmas Carols During Liturgy

    Christ is born! Glorify Him! Yesterday I attended Christmas Liturgy at the parish that I grew up in, and was both shocked and disappointed. Rather than consult the festal propers for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord and Savior, the choir director and the priest took it upon themselves to...
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    For the Repose of the Soul of William

    Tomorrow my boyfriend's Uncle is going to be buried. He was 90 years old, and had Alzheimer's disease. Although not Orthodox, he was a devout Christian. Please remember him in your prayers. O Master, Lord our God, Who in Thy wisdom hast created man, and didst honor him with Thy Divine image...
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    Why do adults become Catholics?

    While scanning the Christian news headlines today, I came across this article and thought it might inspire some interesting discussion here. Why do adults become Catholics? by George Weigel Continued here...
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    (Catholic) Sainthood next year for 2 from NY's Mohawk Valley

    Sainthood next year for 2 from NY's Mohawk Valley JANUARY 2, 2012, 12:24 P.M. ET Associated Press
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    Coptic Orthodox Church can't build on own land

    Church can't build on own land; Had approval, but then RM changed bylaw By: Brenda Suderman Posted: 12/31/2011 1:00 AM
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    Islamic brotherhood asks Egyptian military to protect Coptic Christmas...

    Islamic brotherhood asks Egyptian military to protect Coptic Christmas celebration December 29, 2011 by Catholic World News
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    One year after the massacre of Christians in Alexandria....

    Egypt: Islam: One year after the massacre of Christians in Alexandria, Egypt seeks a way forward Sunday, January 1, 2012 by Asia News
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    Left-wing intellectuals petition against ‘smear campaign’ against Bulgarian O.C.

    Left-wing intellectuals petition against ‘smear campaign’ against Bulgarian Orthodox Church Tue, Jan 03 2012 12:57 CET byThe Sofia Echo staff
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