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Contemporary Moral Issues

Orthodox Church & Stem Cell Research

What is the position of the Orthodox Church on embryonic stem cell research? Has the Orthodox Church in America issued any statements on this yet?


For my university class, my group decided to write about the ethical issues of cloning. From a religious standpoint, how does the Eastern Orthodox Church feel about cloning?

Immunization / Vaccination

I was born into Orthodoxy, but do not know where the church stands on childhood immunizations / vaccinations. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Piercing & Tattoos

Many young people in our community are looking at traditional/cultural body piercing and tattoos, and are wondering what view the church has on such practices.

Evolution & Orthodoxy

I am a Roman Catholic considering conversion to the Orthodox faith. As part of my journey I am reading Not of This World -- The Life and Teachings of Father Seraphim Rose. I am at a part in the bo...


I was searching through your website for Q&A based upon our church and its beliefs and I was wondering if you can send me any information on suicidal situations and what the Bible has to say a...

12-Step Programs

I wonder if you would share your thoughts on how the Orthodox Church views Orthodox Christians participation in 12-Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), etc.

My personal experi...

Alzheimer's Disease

What is the stance of the orthodox on the faith of the mentally diabled or those who have serious Alzheimer's disease and are not aware of much around them.

Thoughts on the Terri Schiavo Case

In general, how should an Orthodox Christian view the current situation with Terry Schiavo? I guess one of the issues is that of extraordinary means. Does the Church have a position on extraord...

Should I read The DaVinci Code ?

Do you have an opinion of an Orthodox Christian [me] reading "The DaVinci Code" as part of a book club? I know it's a novel, and would of course view it as such. Any thoughts would be apprecia...



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