Talk:History of Antiochian Orthodoxy in Australasia
Unless later withdrawn for whatever reason, permission is granted to OrthodoxWiki to replicate any article or image from the official website of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania, without further request, provided attribution of the source is provided on each occasion. chrisg (antiochian weblord) 2006-06-01-1318 EAST
Amendment to official biography
Dear Deacon Andrew
It was standard practice of Metropolitan Philip of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America to refer to parish priests as being 'of' a particular location. It is standard practice of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania to refer to parish priests as being 'of' a particular location.
Metropolitan Philip appointed Archimandrite Paul (Saliba) 'Parish Priest of Washington DC'.
Metropolitan Paul describes himself as having been 'Parish Priest of Washington DC'.
Metropolitan Paul's official biography describes him as having been 'Parish Priest of Washington DC'.
Your amendment is at variance with the archbishops, and is at variance with the official biography.
It is also very interesting to see you amend Metropolitan Paul's preference.
If you persist with your amendment then I appeal to the primary webmaster.
chrisg 2006-06-07-2344 EAST
- 1. I am completely baffled as to why this is important. Please explain it to me, providing citations (other than an official biography, which has never been the overriding documentation for OrthodoxWiki, which is not an official extension of any jurisdiction).
- 2. I am a cleric of the N. American Antiochian Archdiocese and have never seen in any of our publications this kind of usage. References to parish clergy are typically in connection with the name of the parish.
- 3. The amount of time I've spent trying to figure this out is disproportional to what I perceive to be its level of import. Though I am very much interested in having explained to me why this non-standard usage should persist, I am no longer going to try to regulate it in the Australasian articles. I leave it to others. —Dcn. Andrew talk random contribs 08:56, June 7, 2006 (CDT)