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A little while ago, there was [[User_talk:FrJohn/archived_discussion_1#Patron_Saint|some discussion]] about nominating a [[patron saint]] for OrthodoxWiki.  
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[[Image:John of Damascus.jpg|frame|right|St. John of Damasus:<br>OrthodoxWiki's Patron Saint]]We've had some talk recently about a patron saint. I would like to go ahead and ask St. John of Damascus to fulfill this role for us. As a great apologist and compiler of Orthodox teaching, he offers an inspiring example for OrthodoxWiki. He is recognized as a teacher and revealed as a saint throughout the Orthodox world. Please join me in asking him to be present with us, and to guide and inspire our humble project by his prayers.
  
[[User:Uncreatedlight]] keenly felt this need, and [[User:Joe Rodgers]] also commented: "So, in a bigger picture, is there a saint, common to all Orthodox Christans who we could pick as a patron saint? For those so inclined, requests for intercession from this Saint could be made for God's help in our endeavors. Your thoughts?"
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See the discussion page for some history.
  
I think it's time to move this discussion forward a little bit. The saints are alive and well. It would be fully proper if we asked one or two especially for their heavenly intercessions. With this in mind, I'd like to open up the floor for nominations.
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::''O champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, The enlightener of the universe and the adornment of the hierarchs: O all-wise father John, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. Intercede before Christ our God to save our souls!'' (Troparion)
 
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I think we're looking for an Orthodox saint who was known as an historian, writer, or compiler of information -- someone who modelled in their life the values and virtues we are striving for in the OrthodoxWiki project.
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==Nominations==
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Please post your suggestions, along with an explanation, here.
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* The [[Three Holy Hierarchs]] (Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom)
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* The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Luke [he was most certainly an historian, complier of information and helped to preserve the Gospel for all generations]
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* St. Peter of Damascus [a 12th century monastic who loved to read... he would borrow books from different monasteries and would write down important ideas.  He would later write his own take on theology and it will comprise a large section of the ''[[Philokalia]]'', third volume according to the English translation]
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* Saint Dimitri because no one wrote an article about him. But St Constantine or St Nicholas would also be great.(These are the three "typical" Orthodox Saints.) [[User:Fadymm|Fadymm]] 06:59, November 9, 2005 (CST)
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* The Venerable [[Bede]] is our sort.  His work covered much the same sort of scope as ours.
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==Other links==
 
==Other links==
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* OrthodoxWiki's [[John of Damascus]] page
 
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4088611.stm Orthodox Church seeks virtual saint - "Clergy in the Russian Orthodox Church are engaged in an intense debate"] (BBC)
 
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4088611.stm Orthodox Church seeks virtual saint - "Clergy in the Russian Orthodox Church are engaged in an intense debate"] (BBC)
  
 
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Revision as of 14:51, November 20, 2005

St. John of Damasus:
OrthodoxWiki's Patron Saint
We've had some talk recently about a patron saint. I would like to go ahead and ask St. John of Damascus to fulfill this role for us. As a great apologist and compiler of Orthodox teaching, he offers an inspiring example for OrthodoxWiki. He is recognized as a teacher and revealed as a saint throughout the Orthodox world. Please join me in asking him to be present with us, and to guide and inspire our humble project by his prayers.

See the discussion page for some history.

O champion of Orthodoxy, teacher of purity and of true worship, The enlightener of the universe and the adornment of the hierarchs: O all-wise father John, your teachings have gleamed with light upon all things. Intercede before Christ our God to save our souls! (Troparion)

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