Welcome to OrthodoxWiki!
Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Please note that OrthodoxWiki is always in development, so not everything works quite right yet. You can help, though!
OrthodoxWiki is a community-edited encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity. Articles are created and edited by our members, and so everything that we do here is subject to review and revision. The result is a true consensus product, with every interested editor contributing his own knowledge and writing skills. As such, when you feel that criticism of an article is warranted, we encourage you to join in and fix it! Don't worry about breaking anything or doing something wrong—the other editors here are happy to jump in and help you learn.
|For newcomers||For editors||Important notes|
| About OrthodoxWiki
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
| Help files
How to edit a page
How to create a new page
How to write a great article
| PLEASE read carefully the section of the Style Manual titled OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (Point of View). |
Also please note that other editors will assume that you have read the Style Manual (our official editing guidelines). If you're wondering why an edit was reverted, an article renamed, or any other unexpected changes were made by another editor, check there.
Please also take a few moments to edit your user page by clicking on your name here, so that we can know a bit about you: User:Catechumen. Feel free also to add your picture to the OrthodoxWiki:User gallery.
If you are uploading images, be sure you're doing so legally and according to OrthodoxWiki policy. Failure to abide by policy may result in your images getting deleted without warning.
If you would like to experiment with the wiki, please feel free to do so in the Sandbox.
By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and other discussion pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. Please sign your comments on Talk pages, so everyone will easily be able to see who left them.
You'll have to verify your email address before editing any pages. This helps us prevent spam. Don't worry, your email won't be viewable to anyone but the sysops. We respect your privacy.
We hope you enjoy editing here and being a part of our community! - Andy 13:21, August 27, 2010 (UTC)
According to http://amen.gr/index.php?mod=news&op=article&aid=3258 mr Spyrou greek-american politician, intends to do service in Agia Sofia of Istanbul, without authorities permission, at September 17, feast of saint-martyr Sofia and her three daughters, Pisti (Faith), Elpis (Hope) and Agapi (Love). He claims is orthodox, and Agia Sofia orthodox church, therefore deserves the right to do sevice there without authorities permission. My opinion: First of all Orthodoxy is the Jesus Christ's teaching correct interpretation. About subject matter, the Lord said to samaritan woman: "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father... But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:21-24) Also He taught: "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's" (Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25) Doing service in a particular church, authorities (Caesar) permission, is a prerequisite. Accordingly Orthodoxes do service in particular church, only when get authorities permission, otherwise elsewere (1 Timothy 2:8). Mr Spyrou attempt is unorthodox, therefore he is not Orthodox and his attempr mere political activity. As for Agia Sofia, is touristical attraction and historical monument.