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Was it necessary for God to destroy Egypt with the 10 plagues? What about the firstborns?

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Was it necessary for God to destroy Egypt with the 10 plagues? Although this fantastic event freed Israel from Egyptian bondage, it leaves many difficult questions unanswered. Was Pharaoh a puppet in God’s hands? Did He really harden his heart?

How do we know that Jesus Christ really existed?

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Have you ever wondered if Jesus really existed as a person within history? Do you have any evidence?  Is there anything outside the bible that proves he ever existed? Let’s take a look at what history has to say about

Why women cannot become priests? Is the Church sexist?

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All Apostolic churches, namely all Orthodox and Catholic churches have been only ordaining males to the Priesthood since the birth of the Church in the first century. Is this simply due to the Patriarchal societies of the time? In other

How ought we deal with Racism and Xenophobia as Orthodox Christians?

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Have you ever witnessed or been subject to racism and ethnic discrimination before? How did you deal with it? Ever wonder what the right Orthodox Christian approach to it should be? Let’s take a look at this together!  Today my

What is the REAL meaning of a woman being the helper of man? Is there gender equality in Christianity? Shouldn’t a male hold women in high esteem?

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What is the real meaning of a woman being the helper of man? Is there true gender equality in Christianity? Are women some sort of assistants or second-class citizens? Should a man use this term to dominate women or to

COA Live Q&A December 26, 2018

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COA Live Q&A December 26, 2018

Is sin leading you to despair? Restore your hope with God.

154 0 One of the most powerful tricks the devil uses against us is when he attempts to make us fall into despair. To make us believe that there is no hope for our salvation—that we are so weak that we will

Why did God plant the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil?

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In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen. Today my beloved we address one of the most popular questions people have when they study the story of creation: If God did not

COA Live Q&A November 21, 2018

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COA Live Q&A November 21, 2018

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What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality ?

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What is the Coptic Orthodox Church’s view on Sex and Sexuality? This is a loaded question and many people will shy away from it due to the sensitivity surrounding the subject.  Sex has, unfortunately, become something that is extremely misunderstood

What are the passions and how do I fight them?

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What are the Passions and How to Fight Them? In order to understand what the passions are and how the Church defines them, let us see how Saint Basil the Great explains them. He starts first by defining what is

Who Created God?

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Who Created God? This is a popular question that is asked often nowadays. First, one must understand that this question implies that God is under time. But is He? This question is actually a fallacy; which means that it is

Should I use Psalms in prayer?

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 Should I use Psalms in prayer? Prayer is a deep conversation with God, but there are many ways to converse with Him. One of these ways is to pray with psalms. The word “psalms” in Hebrew means “praises.” However, many

How should I pray?

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How should I pray? When we go to a store to buy something we need or want, we usually know what we will buy. We have read and know the use and function of the object/tool we will buy before

Why is fasting essential?

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Why is fasting essential? In the Coptic Orthodox reality, the Church asks her believers to fast almost 2/3 of the year.  If we count the weekly fasts of Wednesday and Fridays, the days before the minor and major feasts, personal

What is the passion of Lust?

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What are the Passions and how to fight them ? – Lust – Part 2 We continue our series on the passions and today we attempt to answer the question what is lust and what is the understanding of the

Who are the heroes of Orthodoxy? – St. Athanasius of Alexandria

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 Who are the heroes of Orthodoxy? – St. Athanasius of Alexandria When we start speaking about heroes we can easily begin talking about the patristic fathers. They are the ones who stood firmly in their Orthodox faith and tradition and

What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 1

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What is understood by submission in marriage? – Part 1 Today we will answer the question that asks why women are called to submit to their husbands in the Orthodox ceremony of matrimony.  To answer this question, we need to

If I am predestined to bad/good works, why does God judge me?

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If I am predestined to bad/good works, why does God judge me? If God already knows what I am going to do in the future then why does He judge me on my actions?If He knows I will commit sins