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                     SUBJECT                          QUESTION NO.

 

SPIRITUAL DECEPTION   

Dreams/ Visions  

 1, 348, 397, 408, 509
Angels/Spiritual Mediums  

 12, 60, 365

On witchcraft/ Evil eye  

 59, 60, 89, 279, 358, 371,
 467, 581

Angels/Satan  

 95, 112, 405
On exorcism    341
   
   
   
DEATH / FUNERALS  

Paradise and Hades  

 11, 36, 71, 76, 78, 138, 228,
 324, 331, 355, 375, 410

Cremation  

 2, 7, 88, 101, 194, 222, 267,
 284
, 327, 374, 426, 438,
 481, 590
On Death    214, 334

Child deaths, Miscarriages and Abortions  

 23, 100, 359, 560, 592

Suicide/funerals  

 47, 184, 204, 280, 387, 545
 547

Souls/ Reincarnation  

 72, 266, 460

Burial costs  

 83, 578
Burial of Non-Orthodox    218, 342, 356
Greek cemetery problems    8, 346

Crying/mourning  

 19, 144, 328, 476

Funerals/Procedure/types   

 114, 325, 343, 531

On memorials  

 225, 231, 232, 285, 305,
 326, 396. 414, 520, 536,
 554, 567, 604

Kolyva  

 200, 265, 301, 347, 388,
 499,
566
Death of Non- Orthodox    425 
On the translation of the bones    473, 482 
   
HOLY COMMUNION  
Holy Communion /Confession/fasting    3, 35, 50, 97, 152, 166, 167,
 237, 282, 287, 312, 333,
 391, 486, 522, 524, 555
Holy Communion general   111, 121, 122, 132, 193,
 246, 268, 283, 295, 309,
 436, 508, 517
Communion in Catholic or other church     31, 377, 540

Spilled Communion    

 107
Can a woman partake during her monthly    315 
Is Holy Communion cannibalism    606 
   
   
BAPTISM  
Baptism /Godparents/ traditions    46, 57, 120, 126, 128,
 129, 136, 170, 171, 173,
 175, 185, 189, 208, 219,
 224, 256
, 276, 320, 367,
 378, 399, 442, 446, 447, 465

 550, 573, 608

Names-civil/baptismal  

 77, 117, 118, 248, 254, 464

Catholics as Godparents to Orthodox  

 22

Foster Godparents  

 38, 57, 119, 575

On children baptized in two churches  

 69, 79, 128, 252

Unbaptized children   

 78, 86, 128, 506

Adult/Infant Baptisms  

 157, 173, 174, 175, 224
Baptism for marriage    500 
Baptism in Jordan/Hadji     519
Copies of Baptism certificates    528 
   
   
   
   
MARRIAGE  

On marriage  

 142, 164, 169, 186, 240, 250

Second marriages  

 14, 15, 33, 137

How many marriages allowed  

 16, 319

Age gap in marriage  

 16
Orthodox Best man    4, 221, 349, 452, 538

Outdoor Weddings/Baptisms  

 28

On re-blessing of marriages  

 68, 303
Marrying a Roman Catholic    274, 574 
Marrying an Atheist/Muslim    4, 73, 172, 181, 250

Sex before marriage  

 103, 137

Children outside marriage  

 32, 103, 189
On divorce    9, 62, 203, 275, 366

Civil marriages  

 123, 124, 336

On Incest/Polygamy  

 195, 258, 350, 609
Permitted and unpermitted marriages   360, 373 
Contraceptives in marriage    386 
On priests involved with marital problems      585 
   
   
THE ORTHODOX CHURCH  
Differences between Orthodox/Catholics    26, 93, 236, 261, 420, 506,
 563

On the word catholic  

 5, 125

Orthodox Church / Others/ Apostolic  Succession  

 10, 42, 70, 90, 93, 236, 244,
 423

Converting or returning to Orthodoxy  

 41, 45, 128, 186, 224, 318,
 424

Old Calendarists  

 49, 183, 249, 351, 389, 588,
 611

Greek church language  

 13, 180, 504

Russian church language  

 37
English language    271,  504

Church and politics  

 34

Greek flag on churches  

 56

Different Easters  

 25, 259
Church Jurisdiction/ Titles    416, 557 
On Sainthood/ Modern day saints    526, 564 
When was the Church established    607 
   
   
   
   
   
PRIESTS  

Priest/Beards/Education  

 13, 206, 210, 483
On priests/married-celibate    61, 286
Kissing a priestís hand    168

On priests dancing  

 191
On defrocking    453 
On money given to priests    542 
Ranks of Bishops    580 
Why can't women be priests?    586 
   
   
   
   

MONEY / CHARITY

 

Paying for Sacraments/Services  

 27

Church money/Tithing  

 40, 134, 213, 461, 600

Charity Philanthropic  

 104, 243, 251

On poverty/Godís providence  

 102, 370
   
   
   
PRAYER/ VIRTUES AND SINS  

A Good Christian/people  

 6, 54, 76, 272

On prayer  

 51, 133, 255, 288, 299, 361,
 382, 398, 456, 478, 493,
 579, 596

Praying to the Saints  

 53, 96, 115, 226, 307, 354,
 412, 492, 537

On fasting  

 63, 106, 205, 291, 292, 293,
 294, 310, 443,
577

On repentance  

 139

On Confession  

 87, 238, 291, 553

On forgiveness  

 263, 264, 302, 376, 445,
 523, 562, 563, 598

Church attendance  

 48, 54, 92, 150, 277, 402

On pride/humility  

 98, 99

On judging others  

 58, 66, 544
On hate    43, 92, 552

On lying and other sins  

 159, 223, 230, 429, 502, 589

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit  

 182

On Charity  

 369 
On being a Christian without being baptized    459 
On evil in the world    484, 501 
On people losing faith    487 
Byzantine time and prayers    515 
On ancestral sin and OT teachings    558 
   
   
   
CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECTS  

Organ donation  

 44, 158, 297, 450, 583

IVF/ sperm donation  

 91, 507

Plastic surgery/Tattoos  

 24, 39, 601

On Homosexuality  

 29, 163, 241, 242

Women and menses  

 30, 147, 148, 315, 316, 380,
 471
   
   
   
OLD TESTAMENT QUESTIONS  

An eye for an eye  

 65

On dinosaurs  

 85, 345

On Moses/Exodus 

 113

On the Mosaic Law / Old Testament God  

 143, 145, 146, 593

Greek Old Testament  

 149

On Adam and Eve  

 198, 335, 340, 392, 479,
 546, 569, 587,
609

On Noah/flood/ark  

 199, 510

Babel  

 201

On Job  

 215
Were people saved in the Old Testament    390 
Sinai    409 
God said Let there be light    433 
On the apocryphal book of Enoch    441 
The plagues of Egypt    539
On Melchizedek    591 
On the Almah in Isaiah    605 
   
   
NEW TESTAMENT QUESTIONS  

Four gospel accounts of the resurrection  

 20, 474

Luke's/ Matthew's genealogy of Christ  

 21

Brothers of Jesus  

 80, 298

On the Gospels  

 110, 437

On the Second Coming  

 216, 338

On Christís Passion  

 233, 563
On Judas and Pontius Pilate    322, 430, 472  
On Lazarus not smiling    411 
On the Book of Revelation    413 
On weeping and gnashing of teeth    415 
On Matthew 18:20 where two or three are    418 
On equality of the sexes    421 
On the Canon of the Bible    422 
On the Prayer of Gethsemane    428 
On unprofitable servants    431 
On the date of Christmas    432 
On what Christ said on the Cross    440 
On the Antichrist    457 
On Mary Magdalene    462 
On Ananias and Sapphira    463 
On women covering their heads    469 
On the Nativity of Christ (Matthew)    477 
On the resurrection on the third day    480 
On Luke chapter 19 verse 27    518 
On Jesus being tempted    525 
On the day of Christmas    529 
Jesus said I must go to the Father    602 
   
   
   
   
   
DOGMAS / HERESIES  

Free will/predestination  

 75, 403, 435, 439, 489, 490,
 491, 501, 521

On the Dogmas of Christ  

 116, 532

On the Divinity of Christ  

 127, 130

On the Divinity of the Holy Spirit  

 381, 559 

Speaking in tongues  

 131

On Icons  

 153, 211, 304, 323, 454,
 466, 576

Veneration/ Worship  

 188

On Salvation  

 190, 393

Resurrection of the body  

 202

Sunday of Orthodoxy  

 212

On the Mother of God  

 64, 257, 492, 532, 584

On the early heresies  

 247

Jehovah Witnesses / Rapture  

 108, 185, 368, 383

Bible only. Born again Christians  

 81, 332
Atheism    141
On the Holy Trinity    362, 458 
On God's Judgement/ wrath    406, 455, 595, 610
   
   
LITURGICAL / TRADITIONS  

Prophoron  

 179

Making the sign of the Cross  

 18, 187

Liturgical customs  

 151, 534

On Incense  

 162, 229, 239, 273, 417,
 451, 511

Blessing houses/ Holy Water  

 67, 400

Churching after birth  

 17, 154, 177, 269

On Holy Water/Agiasma  

 253, 513
Proskomidi for Resurrection service    313 
On bowing/prostration/ Standing/sitting    321, 533
On lighting candles and vigil lamps    337, 475, 496, 503
Monday of the Holy Spirit/ Kalaklysmos    344 
On monastic tonsure    407 
On crossing one's legs in church    419 
On Service Books in English/Greek    572 
   
   
   
   
   
   
MISCELLANEOUS  
Non-Orthodox attendance    74, 330

Is God male  

 227

Animals  

 52, 289, 352, 594

Unknown saints  

 82

On the prophecies of Saint Paisios  

 94

Personal experiences  

 105

Against authority  

 140

Phanouropitta  

 178, 308, 434

On BC AC  

 192

Myths  

 196

On the Turin Shroud  

 197

On Halloween   

 217, 498, 516

On making vows/promises  

 84, 245, 306

Converting to another church  

 55, 109, 364

On illnesses and sufferings  

 156, 161, 165, 176, 262,
 278, 488,
501
Women wearing trousers in Church    270, 427 
Did Christian destroy pagan temples    281 
On Bibles in English    290, 556, 570 
On the meaning of life    300 
Flat earth society    311 
Red coloured Easter eggs    314 
On Greeks who embraced Islam    317 
On a picture/icon of an eye    329 
On the date of Pascha    339, 384
On the Old and New Testaments    351 
On calling Jesus Buddy    353 
Blessing a Cross    357 
Is God all seeing    363 
On the life of St. Cyprian    372 
On visiting a Hindu temple    379 
On capital punishment    385 
On Freemasonry    394 
On war    395 
On time    401 
On learning about the faith    404, 565 
On the end of times    444 
On Panagiria    448 
On aliens    449 
On monastics not eating meat    468 
On children attending Catholic schools    470 
On the relics of saints    485 
On baptism martyries    494 
Before the Big Bang/ Evolution     495, 497
On blaspheming /taking God's name in vain    505, 527
Is social media evil?    512, 597 
Refusing medical help/Terminal illness    514 
Attending Church on Christmas    530 
When did Romania become Orthodox?    535 
Ukraine and Russian autocephalous    541 
Church conduct for infants    543 
Is St. Savva a misogynists?    548 
On church records    549 
On Western saints    551 
On children seeing spiritual visions    561 
On terrorism     568
On God adapting our faith for today    571 
When does the name Anastasios celebrate    582 
Am I religious?    599 
Changes in the Lord's prayer    603