Talk:Diocese of Sourozh
Stylistically, it is common in historical and encyclopedic articles to use the name of a bishop without his title once his title has already been introduced. (The same holds true of saints.) This is the OrthodoxWiki standard. It becomes awkward and redundant to use the title every time the name is mentioned. It is not disrespectful to use this common practice in English writing.
Jurisdiction in OrthodoxWiki is a specifically defined term which is appropriate for the use of the Diocese of Sourozh. I'm not going to change it back, of course, but generally, jurisdiction here is defined as any of the following: one of the autocephalous or autonomous churches, the presence of one of those churches in an area with overlapping ecclesiastical territories (the "diaspora"), or one of the various breakaway groups (e.g. Old Calendarists). See Category:Jurisdictions for more information.
Most of the time "Western Europe" is mentioned, it typically does not include the UK. The official United Nations definition of Western Europe, for instance, does not include those nations (cf. Wikipedia:Western Europe).
BTW, it's good to see you here, Maxim. From the style of your edits and comments, I'm guessing you're the anonymous editor with whom I've been working on the Wikipedia article (your IP, at any rate, is the same). I hope you enjoy your time here. OrthodoxWiki is similar to, but not the same as, Wikipedia. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 16:25, June 16, 2006 (CDT)
Of course, etc.
I take the correction re 'jurisdiction'. The small snippet line made it look more blunt than it was. I'm just conscious that (a) there are stavropegic Moscow Patriarchate churches in UK & RI [e.g. the Dublin Church]: these are Moscow jurisdiction; (b) there are non-Moscow Russian churches in UK & NI [e.g. the Belfast one]: these are Russian. I just wanted to pick out Sourozh between these two - so that it didn't tread on the toes of either.
Best, M Maxim 16:56, June 16, 2006 (CDT)