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    For my family

    It's been a rough year for my family with job scares, unexpected bills, and health issues.  Please pray for Mr. Y and I as well as our two little ones Cait and Evan.  It seems like we're being attacked by the enemy on every front and it's getting difficult to stay positive in the face of so much...
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    Conquering fears in kids

    After a run in with a cloud of Japanese beetles my 2 1/2 year old daughter has become petrified when she sees a bug, a spot that looks like a bug, or feels anything lightly brush against her.  It's bad enough that she screams, cries, and I just about can't budge her from where she's standing...
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    MOVED: Can a Catholic explain how they observe Matthew 23:9?

    This topic has been moved to Orthodox-Catholic Discussion. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=28742.0
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    Written Etiquette

    What is the proper protocol for addressing a priest by email?  I remember reading a thread here about signing of with "Kissing your right hand" and various other things, but I don't remember the salutation or anything else, really. 
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    For Judy, John, and Dorthea

    My godmother's sister Dorthea passed away unexpectedly Sunday night.  Please pray for Judy and her husband John.  Lord, have mercy. Memory eternal!
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    Lay offs

    The hospital I work for has been talking vaguely about examining some positions to see if they are strictly necessary and my manager stopped by today to tell us that several jobs are being eliminated today, tomorrow, and Monday throughout the system, including in my department.  Please pray for...
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    Russians sick after drinking holy water

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=9652084 According to the article, the water was taken from a stagnant lake.  I'm not very familiar with the process of sanctifying the waters, but does the source of the water matter when giving the blessing?
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    The Advent Conspiracy

    This article talks about a Christian group known as Advent Conspiracy who are trying to divorce commercialism from Christmas.  St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols supports the movement and has spoken about it at a St. Louis church.  The group also donates money to dig wells in...
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    For Cindy

    My coworker Cindy was involved in a car accident this morning as she drove to work.  She is currently in surgery but she is not expected to survive due to her injuries.  Lord, have mercy.
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    Good news

    Mr. Y and I just learned that Bishop Job is going to tonsure him as a reader tonight.  Many years to you, ytterbiumanalyst!   :)
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    For a coworker's husband

    A coworker friend of mine recently found out that her husband Steve has two malignant brain tumours.  He started chemotherapy last week and is struggling with the effects of the treatment but has also been informed that the tumours are growing.  He was originally given about two months to live...
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    Study: Socioeconomics a factor in church attendance?

    A recent study suggests that a person's economic standing and/or social insecurity is a better indicator of church attendance than education.  The researchers came into the study expecting to see more highly educated people avoiding church but it appears that education is not a factor at all. ...
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    On the hunt for daycare again

    Our daycare informed us today that they'll be closing the infant building and will no longer take children younger than two after the end of October.  With our son's due date a month away and our daughter not turning two until the beginning of November, this puts us in a bind for child care. ...
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    For the newly married couple

    Two of my dear friends were recently married, making them the second couple who were converted, met, and married at our parish.  Many years to Daniel and Alexandra! 
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    MOVED: What does my nick mean?

    This topic has been moved to Other Topics. http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=22115.0
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    Cause of crop circles finally revealed

    The mystery of what has been creating crop circles has been solved, at least for New Zealand poppy growers. Link :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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    Ethiopian Patriarch to unveil the Ark of the Covenant

    The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to...
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    Prayers for anxiety?

    Does anyone know if there is a prayer for those suffering from anxiety?  I have a friend who has been having panic attacks a lot lately and she has asked me to pray for her, but I don't know of any specific prayers and have had trouble finding anything.  She is currently under the care of a...
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    Japanese moon probe to collide with moon today

    For the amateur astronomers in east Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, you might get a peek at this event.  It's scheduled to happen 2:30 pm EST. Link
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    For my Uncle Wayne

    My uncle Wayne, who has been battling prostate cancer for about two years, passed away this afternoon. Memory eternal.