OrthodoxWiki talk:Help wanted

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Church Calendar project: Regarding templates, is it possible and/or desirable to have the image of the icon next to the name of the saint? Rather than having a horizontal list of saints, perhaps a vertical one, similar to the vertical column of the images. (cf. February 11) Maybe some sort of table? My main concern is that the names of the saints which are written in the icons are illegible--perhaps a caption function would serve? magda 11:54, 3 Feb 2005 (CST)

In most browsers, there already is a caption for the image—if the mouse pointer is held over the image, the caption appears.
The difficulty with making the list of saints vertical or with aligning the icon with such a vertical list is that such formatting is hard to do within a template, which needs to have much simpler formatting so that it fits into the formatting of the Main Page. --Rdr. Andrew 12:13, 3 Feb 2005 (CST)

Church calendar, commemoration questions

In trying to find the "saints of the day," I have found that much of the time, they are listed by different sources (see my user page for the sources I am using) to be commemorated on different dates.

  • Is there a definitive source (or even one for each jurisdiction) to be consulted for these? Are there sources which should be used and sources which should not be used?

Much of the time, the day is off by one: Joseph the Hymnographer on April 3 and April 4. A ROCOR parish source and an OCA source list his commemoration on April 4, while a Greek Archdiocese source, an Antiochian source, a Antiochian parish source, and a Swedish (Old Calendar) source list his commemoration on April 3.

  • What orthodoxwiki standard should we apply to this sort of situation? --magda 12:14, 6 Apr 2005 (EDT)
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