* St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain. In another time and place he surely would have been an editor of an encyclopedia. His work on the Rudder, the Synaxarion (and not simply translation, but attempts to unravel the historicity of some accounts that had suffered conflation or other confusion), the Philokalia; his commentaries on liturgical texts, etc., all indicate an encyclopedic mind that loves the orderly presentation of valuable knowledge.
The Ven. Bede is a great choice. I thought about him, but I'm worried that he's not identifiably Orthodox enough. Of course, we can always ask for his intercessions in any case!
I like the idea of St. Nikodemos too. He would certainly be an appropriate choice, although I'm worried about the connotations people have with him being a canonist. It might be seen as too polemical by some. [[User:FrJohn|Fr. John]] 13:50, November 12, 2005 (CST)