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==How to use this template==
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Paste the following into the article for the church. You will fill in each line after '''='''
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<nowiki>
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{{church|
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name= |
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founder= |
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independence= |
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recognition= |
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primate= |
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hq= |
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territory= |
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possessions= |
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language= |
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music= |
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calendar= |
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population= |
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website=
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}}
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</nowiki>
  
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The information from [[Church of Romania]] is used as an example.
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'''name'''
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The name of the church as it identifies itself, such as: Patriarchate of Romania<br>
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This may be different from the title of the article
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'''founder'''
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The founder or founders of the church, such as: Apostle Andrew<br>
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You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case simply [[Apostle Andrew]].
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'''independence'''
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The year when autocephaly or autonomy was declared, such as: 1865<br>
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It is possible to have more than one year; separate these by commas.
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'''recognition'''
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The year when autocephaly or autonomy was recognized, and the authority which recognized it, such as: 1885 by Constantinople<br>
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You should link to the appropriate article for the recognizing authority, in this case [[Church of Constantinople]].
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'''primate'''
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The title and name of the current primate of the church, such as: Patriarch Teoctist<br>
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You should link the entire name and title to the appropriate article, in this case [[Teoctist (Arapasu) of Romania]].  Note that the title should not be part of the article title, but the name and title should both be linked.
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'''hq'''
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The seat of the primate, such as: Bucharest, Romania
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'''territory'''
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The primary territory of the church, such as: Romania
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'''possessions'''
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The possessions of the church outside of its primary territory, such as: United States, Canada, Western Europe<br>
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These should be in order of size (if known), separated by commas.
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'''language'''
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The language or languages primarily used within the church for services, such as: Romanian<br>
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If there more than one language is used, separate by commas.
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'''music'''
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The musical tradition of the church, such as: Byzantine Chant / Choral<br>
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You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case, [[Byzantine Chant]]; for more than one musical tradition, separate with a slash.
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'''calendar'''
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The ecclesiastical calendar used by the church, such as: Revised Julian<br>
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You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case, [[Revised Julian Calendar]].
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'''population'''
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The estimated population of the church, such as: 18,817,975<br>
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You should link to the URL which provided this information, in this case http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg.aspx?eccpageID=19 ; place the URL in square brackets with no additional text.  Many population estimates may be obtained from [http://www.cnewa.org www.cnewa.org].
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'''website'''
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The name of the church (from the OrthodoxWiki article title), such as: Church of Romania<br>
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This should have an external link to the official website of the church, in this case: http://www.patriarhia.ro
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'''''If there is information you do not have, use — as the entry for that line.'''''
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Revision as of 19:53, November 26, 2005

How to use this template

Paste the following into the article for the church. You will fill in each line after =

{{church|
name= |
founder= |
independence= |
recognition= |
primate= |
hq= |
territory= |
possessions= |
language= |
music= |
calendar= |
population= |
website= 
}}

The information from Church of Romania is used as an example.

name The name of the church as it identifies itself, such as: Patriarchate of Romania
This may be different from the title of the article

founder The founder or founders of the church, such as: Apostle Andrew
You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case simply Apostle Andrew.

independence The year when autocephaly or autonomy was declared, such as: 1865
It is possible to have more than one year; separate these by commas.

recognition The year when autocephaly or autonomy was recognized, and the authority which recognized it, such as: 1885 by Constantinople
You should link to the appropriate article for the recognizing authority, in this case Church of Constantinople.

primate The title and name of the current primate of the church, such as: Patriarch Teoctist
You should link the entire name and title to the appropriate article, in this case Teoctist (Arapasu) of Romania. Note that the title should not be part of the article title, but the name and title should both be linked.

hq The seat of the primate, such as: Bucharest, Romania

territory The primary territory of the church, such as: Romania

possessions The possessions of the church outside of its primary territory, such as: United States, Canada, Western Europe
These should be in order of size (if known), separated by commas.

language The language or languages primarily used within the church for services, such as: Romanian
If there more than one language is used, separate by commas.

music The musical tradition of the church, such as: Byzantine Chant / Choral
You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case, Byzantine Chant; for more than one musical tradition, separate with a slash.

calendar The ecclesiastical calendar used by the church, such as: Revised Julian
You should link this to the appropriate article, in this case, Revised Julian Calendar.

population The estimated population of the church, such as: 18,817,975
You should link to the URL which provided this information, in this case http://www.cnewa.org/ecc-bodypg.aspx?eccpageID=19 ; place the URL in square brackets with no additional text. Many population estimates may be obtained from www.cnewa.org.

website The name of the church (from the OrthodoxWiki article title), such as: Church of Romania
This should have an external link to the official website of the church, in this case: http://www.patriarhia.ro

If there is information you do not have, use — as the entry for that line.


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