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    I really enjoy the prayers that I have encountered during Orthodox church services. Are parishioners encouraged to say these prayers on their own at home as well, or must a priest be present? Are Orthodox permitted to pray "unscripted", personal...

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    James 5 instructs those who are sick to be prayed over and anointed with oil by the elders of a church. How does the Orthodox church understand and apply this teaching?

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    God bless you and your ministry! I was wondering what the traditional teaching is on all things coming to pass as being God's will. My Orthodox Study Bible (which I use with my EOB!) has prayers in it, including one reading in part: "Teach me to...

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