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You may wish to coordinate with Arbible on these articles. He's an administrator here and essentially in charge of organizing articles on the Coptic church and other Oriental churches. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 15:45, March 29, 2007 (PDT)
Re: Coptic articles
Many thanks, Ghaly. Your contributions are very welcome, especially at http://ar.orthodoxwiki.org/ (the Arabic version of OrthodoxWiki - still in its infancy, with only 86 articles so far, and we need much help), where I am glad you have started contributing new material. But before creating a new entry on the English or Arabic OrthodoxWiki, please:
- Make sure the entry does not already exist, especially on the English OrthodoxWiki where there are already dozens of Coptic entries!
- Follow OrthodoxWiki Style Manual, esp. in relation to importing articles from Wikipedia - see http://ar.orthodoxwiki.org/%D8%AF%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%84_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B3%D9%84%D9%88%D8%A8#.D8.A5.D8.B3.D8.AA.D9.8A.D8.B1.D8.A7.D8.AF_.D9.85.D9.82.D8.A7.D9.84.D8.A7.D8.AA_.D9.85.D9.86_.D9.88.D9.8A.D9.83.D9.8A.D8.A8.D9.8A.D8.AF.D9.8A.D8.A7_.D8.A7.D9.84.D8.B9.D8.B1.D8.A8.D9.8A
- Oriental Orthodox articles should be labelled with the oriental template or قالب:أرثوذكسية لا خلقدونية.
I hope this helps.
God Bless. --Arbible 07:34, March 30, 2007 (PDT)
Christ Is Risen! Thanks very much for your contributions. OrthodoxWiki is governed by what is called the Mainstream Chalcedonian Bias (MCB - http://orthodoxwiki.org/OrthodoxWiki:Style_Manual_%28Point_of_View%29 ).
Also if you look at the draft agreements signed so far by both families, e.g., Chambesy, Geneva, 1990, you will find that the terminology is Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox. In fact, the Orthodox family (Eastern) had objected to the use of the adjective 'Eastern', which didn't appear in the signed version (upon their request, and with the full approval of the Oriental Orthodox delegates - Source: Dr Joseph Faltas - see excerpt at http://orthodoxwiki.org/Image:1990_OO-EO_Agreement_Excerpts.jpg ). After all, both adjectives (Eastern and Oriental) are geographical and quite confusing, esp. their Arabic translation. Besides, many (Eastern) Orthodox Churches are not geographically Eastern (e.g., OCA).
Yours in Christ, --Arbible 08:58, April 13, 2007 (PDT)