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[[Image:Andrew_Stephen_Damick.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Fr. Andrew]]
 
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My name is Fr. '''Andrew Stephen Damick''', and I'm an [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian]] [[priest]].  Here on OrthodoxWiki, I'm one of the admins and the unofficial, self-anointed '''Prove-to-Me-That-We-Need-That Guy''' ([[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|more on that here]]).
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My name is Fr. '''Andrew Stephen Damick''', and I'm an [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian]] [[priest]] (a ''churchman'' or an ''ecclesiastic'' in that delightful older English mode of expression).  Here on OrthodoxWiki, I'm one of the admins and the unofficial, self-anointed '''"Prove-to-Me-That-We-Need-That" Guy''' ([[User:ASDamick/Wiki-philosophy|more on that here]]).
  
I'm a 2007 graduate of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]] with an M.Div. degree (''summa cum laude'' with Distinction in Church History).  The title of my M.Div. thesis is ''The Archbishop's Wife: Archbishop [[Aftimios Ofiesh]] of Brooklyn, the [[American Orthodox Catholic Church]], and the Founding of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian Archdiocese]] (1880-1934)''.  I graduated on [[May 26]], 2007, and I am now assigned to St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia, as the assistant pastor.
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I'm a 2007 graduate of [[St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania)]] with an M.Div. degree (''summa cum laude'' with Distinction in Church History).  The title of my M.Div. thesis is ''The Archbishop's Wife: Archbishop [[Aftimios Ofiesh]] of Brooklyn, the [[American Orthodox Catholic Church]], and the Founding of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian Archdiocese]] (1880-1934)''.  I graduated on [[May 26]], 2007, and served St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia, as the assistant pastor, from 2007 to 2009.  In 2009, I was assigned as the pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
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I'm also the author of ''[http://www.conciliarpress.com/orthodoxy-and-heterodoxy.html Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems Through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith]'' from [[Conciliar Press]].
  
 
I was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] on [[October 30]], 2005, by Bp. [[Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/1260314/ photos here]).  I was ordained to the holy priesthood on [[October 29]], 2006, at [http://www.allsaintsnc.org/ All Saints Orthodox Church] in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Bp. [[Antoun (Khouri) of Miami]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/72157594360027980/ photos here]).
 
I was [[ordination|ordained]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] on [[October 30]], 2005, by Bp. [[Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/1260314/ photos here]).  I was ordained to the holy priesthood on [[October 29]], 2006, at [http://www.allsaintsnc.org/ All Saints Orthodox Church] in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Bp. [[Antoun (Khouri) of Miami]] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/sets/72157594360027980/ photos here]).
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I previously earned my B.A. in English Language and Literature and minors in Ancient Greek, Religious Studies, and Classical Studies from North Carolina State University, graduating in 2001.
 
I previously earned my B.A. in English Language and Literature and minors in Ancient Greek, Religious Studies, and Classical Studies from North Carolina State University, graduating in 2001.
  
I have a wide range of interests in various religious fields, especially regarding [[Orthodox Christianity]], [[Byzantine Chant]], [[:Category:Church History|Church History]], and [[:Category:Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints|Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints]].  One of my major areas of research and interest is [[Orthodoxy in America]], and I like writing articles in that area about things that I wish other people had written articles about.  I'm also keenly interested in comparative religion, linguistics, etymology, English literature, and ancient languages.
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I have a wide range of interests in various religious fields, especially regarding [[Orthodox Christianity]], [[Byzantine Chant]], [[:Category:Church History|Church History]], and [[:Category:Saints of the British Isles|saints of the British Isles]].  One of my major areas of research and interest is [[Orthodoxy in America]], and I like writing articles in that area about things that I wish other people had written articles about.  I'm also keenly interested in comparative religion, linguistics, etymology, English literature, and ancient languages.
  
I was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975 and currently live in Charleston, West Virginia, with my wife [[Khouria]] Nicole.  Our first child, Evangelia, was born [[March 5]], 2007.
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I was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975 and currently live in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, with my wife [[Khouria]] Nicole.  Our first child, Evangelia, was born [[March 5]], 2007, and our second, Elias, was born [[December 6]], 2009.
  
 
I'm a Southerner by birth and at heart, though I do wish there were more proper bakeries south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  That's possibly one of the major things Yankees have gotten right.  (They tend to do autumn fairly splendidly, too, though the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia can give 'em all a run for their money.)
 
I'm a Southerner by birth and at heart, though I do wish there were more proper bakeries south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  That's possibly one of the major things Yankees have gotten right.  (They tend to do autumn fairly splendidly, too, though the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia can give 'em all a run for their money.)
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*If you think I'm following you around on OrthodoxWiki (i.e., you notice I'm adding edits to articles shortly after you do), it's mainly because I keep my eye on [[Special:Recentchanges]] and notice what's seeing action.  I can't help putting my oar in, as my grandmother used to say.
 
*If you think I'm following you around on OrthodoxWiki (i.e., you notice I'm adding edits to articles shortly after you do), it's mainly because I keep my eye on [[Special:Recentchanges]] and notice what's seeing action.  I can't help putting my oar in, as my grandmother used to say.
 
*I'm very much prone to asking the question, "Do we really need an article on [X] on OrthodoxWiki?"  Unless we have something original, useful and substantial to offer, my view is that the wiki should be kept as small as possible.  Running a tight ship helps to ensure that we remain on course.
 
*I'm very much prone to asking the question, "Do we really need an article on [X] on OrthodoxWiki?"  Unless we have something original, useful and substantial to offer, my view is that the wiki should be kept as small as possible.  Running a tight ship helps to ensure that we remain on course.
*I've been editing on OrthodoxWiki since [[December 17]], 2004, being the 10th user account created on OrthodoxWiki, and have contributed over 11,000 edits, which as of this writing (May 1, 2008) accounts for [[Special:Statistics|about 1/6 of all edits on the wiki]].
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*I've been editing on OrthodoxWiki since [[December 17]], 2004, being the 10th user account created on OrthodoxWiki, and have contributed over 11,000 edits, which as of this writing (May 1, 2008) accounts for [[Special:Statistics|about 1/6 of all edits on the wiki]].  I'm not very active any more, though, because I now have a Real Job.
 
*I like taking photographs, and you can see my work on OrthodoxWiki in the [[:Category:Damick Images|Damick Images category]].
 
*I like taking photographs, and you can see my work on OrthodoxWiki in the [[:Category:Damick Images|Damick Images category]].
 
*Although I am an administrator on OrthodoxWiki, I'm really more interested in working on content than in administrative stuff.
 
*Although I am an administrator on OrthodoxWiki, I'm really more interested in working on content than in administrative stuff.
 
*I have been accused online of all sorts of interesting things, typically right after I do or say something someone else doesn't like and usually by someone brazen in their anonymity.  If you believe the hype, I'm a liar, uncanonical, teenager, female, illiterate, coarse, unintelligent, immoral, hypocrite, insane, less-than-upright, high-handed, arrogant, a disgrace to my bishop, shameful, Hellenophile, Hellenophobe, Russophile, Russophobe, disreputable racist who is incapable of controlling his temper, passions, hidden agendas, etc.
 
*I have been accused online of all sorts of interesting things, typically right after I do or say something someone else doesn't like and usually by someone brazen in their anonymity.  If you believe the hype, I'm a liar, uncanonical, teenager, female, illiterate, coarse, unintelligent, immoral, hypocrite, insane, less-than-upright, high-handed, arrogant, a disgrace to my bishop, shameful, Hellenophile, Hellenophobe, Russophile, Russophobe, disreputable racist who is incapable of controlling his temper, passions, hidden agendas, etc.
*Despite some of the fascinating things that the [[Church of Antioch]] gets accused of, I am at least one Antiochian cleric who believes and practices that:  the Orthodox Church is the one and only true Church, innovation in doctrine is always bad (though innovation in expression of it can be good), innovation in liturgy is usually bad (though not always), we are not currently in communion with the [[Oriental Orthodox]], cassocks are better than suits, obedience is usually better than "making a statement."
 
  
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*My personal page:  [http://www.chrysostom.org/andrew/ Andrew Stephen Damick]
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*My public weblog:  [http://roadsfromemmaus.org/ Roads from Emmaus]
*My public weblog:  [http://christinthemountains.blogspot.com/ Christ in the Mountains]
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*Multi-author weblog:  [http://orthodoxyandheterodoxy.org/ Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy]
*My book of poetry:  [http://www.chrysostom.org/andrew/book/ ''Songs of Time and Season''] (ISBN 1-4116-0596-9)
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*My Flickr photography site:  [http://www.flickr.com/photos/asdamick/ Andrew's photos]
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*My site about St. [[John Chrysostom]]:  [http://www.chrysostom.org/ The Saint John Chrysostom Webpage]
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Latest revision as of 07:00, August 6, 2013

Fr. Andrew is currently reserving the right to make his wiki-contributions extremely sporadic.
Fr. Andrew

My name is Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, and I'm an Antiochian priest (a churchman or an ecclesiastic in that delightful older English mode of expression). Here on OrthodoxWiki, I'm one of the admins and the unofficial, self-anointed "Prove-to-Me-That-We-Need-That" Guy (more on that here).

I'm a 2007 graduate of St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary (South Canaan, Pennsylvania) with an M.Div. degree (summa cum laude with Distinction in Church History). The title of my M.Div. thesis is The Archbishop's Wife: Archbishop Aftimios Ofiesh of Brooklyn, the American Orthodox Catholic Church, and the Founding of the Antiochian Archdiocese (1880-1934). I graduated on May 26, 2007, and served St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Charleston, West Virginia, as the assistant pastor, from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, I was assigned as the pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

I'm also the author of Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: Exploring Belief Systems Through the Lens of the Ancient Christian Faith from Conciliar Press.

I was ordained to the diaconate on October 30, 2005, by Bp. Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland (photos here). I was ordained to the holy priesthood on October 29, 2006, at All Saints Orthodox Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Bp. Antoun (Khouri) of Miami (photos here).

I previously earned my B.A. in English Language and Literature and minors in Ancient Greek, Religious Studies, and Classical Studies from North Carolina State University, graduating in 2001.

I have a wide range of interests in various religious fields, especially regarding Orthodox Christianity, Byzantine Chant, Church History, and saints of the British Isles. One of my major areas of research and interest is Orthodoxy in America, and I like writing articles in that area about things that I wish other people had written articles about. I'm also keenly interested in comparative religion, linguistics, etymology, English literature, and ancient languages.

I was born in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975 and currently live in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, with my wife Khouria Nicole. Our first child, Evangelia, was born March 5, 2007, and our second, Elias, was born December 6, 2009.

I'm a Southerner by birth and at heart, though I do wish there were more proper bakeries south of the Mason-Dixon Line. That's possibly one of the major things Yankees have gotten right. (They tend to do autumn fairly splendidly, too, though the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia can give 'em all a run for their money.)

I additionally serve as one of OrthodoxWiki's lowly sysops. If you have a question or comment or want to reply to a message I left for you, leave it on my Talk page (I might not see it if you leave it somewhere else). I can't guarantee I'll get back to you immediately, though, given my responsibilities in the 3D world. If needed, try one of the other admins.

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  • I have some ideas about what works best for OrthodoxWiki.
  • I am often somewhat "Vulcan" when it comes to management issues on the Internet—it's not out of a lack of humor or compassion, but out of years of experience online that it's the approach that works best. I also will sometimes adopt a sort of "Gandalf-talking-to-Saruman-at-the-foot-of-Orthanc" approach when dealing with someone whose invincible absurdity and obstreperousness particularly strike me. Neither is without precedent even in Scripture.
  • I'm occasionally curmudgeonly, but don't usually mean to be. I also can't help but think in complete sentences, which can actually be rather debilitating at times.
  • If you think I'm following you around on OrthodoxWiki (i.e., you notice I'm adding edits to articles shortly after you do), it's mainly because I keep my eye on Special:Recentchanges and notice what's seeing action. I can't help putting my oar in, as my grandmother used to say.
  • I'm very much prone to asking the question, "Do we really need an article on [X] on OrthodoxWiki?" Unless we have something original, useful and substantial to offer, my view is that the wiki should be kept as small as possible. Running a tight ship helps to ensure that we remain on course.
  • I've been editing on OrthodoxWiki since December 17, 2004, being the 10th user account created on OrthodoxWiki, and have contributed over 11,000 edits, which as of this writing (May 1, 2008) accounts for about 1/6 of all edits on the wiki. I'm not very active any more, though, because I now have a Real Job.
  • I like taking photographs, and you can see my work on OrthodoxWiki in the Damick Images category.
  • Although I am an administrator on OrthodoxWiki, I'm really more interested in working on content than in administrative stuff.
  • I have been accused online of all sorts of interesting things, typically right after I do or say something someone else doesn't like and usually by someone brazen in their anonymity. If you believe the hype, I'm a liar, uncanonical, teenager, female, illiterate, coarse, unintelligent, immoral, hypocrite, insane, less-than-upright, high-handed, arrogant, a disgrace to my bishop, shameful, Hellenophile, Hellenophobe, Russophile, Russophobe, disreputable racist who is incapable of controlling his temper, passions, hidden agendas, etc.

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