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==Blogs==
 
Below is an incomplete list of sites that offer '''individual''' opinions and thoughts on Orthodoxy. Many of the following individuals have formed something of an intertextual community, and you are likely to find them linking to many other Orthodox sites or blogs, and many interesting non-Orthodox ones as well.
 
  
'''Aggregators'''
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==Fora==
 
 
*[http://orthodoxblogs.com OrthodoxBlogs.com]
 
*[http://community.livejournal.com/orthodoxy/ Orthodoxy Community] at [http://www.livejournal.com LiveJournal]
 
* [http://groups.blogdigger.com/groups.jsp?id=2040 St. Blog's Parish] is a searchable aggregated syndication feed of Catholic and Orthodox blogs. Note: '''Mostly Catholic'''
 
 
 
'''Individual blogs'''
 
 
 
*[http://hellenic-reporter.blogspot.com/ Hellenic Reporter] - Fighting the good fight for all freedoms, including freedom of religion.
 
* [http://orthodoxchristianreflections.blogspot.com/ Angel Standing By] - "A blog of Orthodox Christian news, Bible story reflections, lives of the saints, etc."
 
* [http://mimisbooks.blogspot.com/ Bigger than a Breadbox]
 
*Bishop [[Seraphim (Sigrist) of Sendai|Seraphim (Sigrist)]] - [http://www.livejournal.com/users/seraphimsigrist/ Seraphim's LiveJournal]
 
* [http://www.devshirme.com Devshirme] by Fr. Gregory Christakos
 
* [http://raphael.doxos.com Doxos] by Huw Raphael
 
* [http://homepage.mac.com/gthurman/iblog Fr. Matthew Thurman's blog]
 
* [http://glenrosefarm.blogspot.com/ Glen Rose Farm] - "Notes from a Hillside Farm; being Musings and Observations on Life, Letters, and our Most Holy Faith, by a Lawyer, Sheep-farmer, and Communicant of the Orthodox Church"
 
* [http://blog.kevinbasil.com/ Kevin Basil] - "Decimation and Reconstruction"
 
<!-- * [http://www.apologetika.narod.ru/index2.html Let Us Attend] - "The Orthodox Apologetics Blog" --->
 
* [http://www.evlogeite.com Ancient Church] - The blog formerly known as Minor Clergy
 
* [http://morningcoffee.blogspot.com/ Morning Coffee]
 
<!-- * [http://www.orthodox-journey.blogspot.com My Journey to Orthodoxy] by [[user:tizzidale|Rusty Tisdale]] --->
 
* [http://occidentalis.blogspot.com Occidentalis] - Dedicated to the Western Rite.
 
* [http://michael.doxos.com Orthocelt™] by Todd Michael
 
* [http://orthodox-okie.blogspot.com Orthodox Okie] - a pro-Western Rite blog maintained by Oklahoma native Aristobule Adams.
 
* [http://southern-orthodoxy.blogspot.com/ Orthodixie] - "Southern, Orthodox, Convert, Etc."
 
* [http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/ OrthodoxyToday Blog] - from Fr. Hans Jacobse
 
<!-- * [http://www.1453.org/ Orthopraxis] - "A weblog of issues affecting Orthodoxy." --->
 
* [http://paradosis.blogspot.com/ Paradosis] - "A handing over, which is done by word of mouth or in writing, i.e. tradition by instruction, narrative, precept, etc."
 
<!-- * [http://www.chattablogs.com/jeremy/ Parrhesia] - "Freedom or frankness in speaking; saying freely all that one thinks." --->
 
* [http://pensateomnia.blogspot.com/ Pensate Omnia (Weigh all Things)] "Orthodox faith; language and literature; ideas in science, politics, history, art and poetry; whatever I find edifying or fun, these things I hope to write about and explore by posting thoughts, papers, links etc."
 
* [http://www.philthompson.net PhilThompson.net] "...the online journal of what Phil finds interesting."
 
* [http://pleroma.typepad.com/pleroma/ Pleroma] "Setting forth and defending the Apostolic Tradition"
 
* [http://russianicon.blogspot.com/ Russian Orthodox Icons' Gallery] - "This Blog is devoted to describing of hand-written Russian Orthodox icons from a Gallery, which is located in the heart of Old Riga, Latvia"
 
* [http://sarisburium.blogspot.com Sarisburium] - The musings of an Orthodox convert from Great Britain, "Full Faith and Filioque-Free!"
 
<!-- * Simeon's Hit & Miss of Filosofical Thought --->
 
* [http://karlthienes.blogspot.com/ St. Stephen's Musings] by Karl Thienes - "Thoughts and reflections on Eastern Orthodox theology, various philosophical issues, and a variety of social/political events."
 
* [http://sundaytosunday.blogspot.com/ Sunday to Sunday] - "an online journal that chronicles my communion with Christ and His church."
 
* [http://www.chattablogs.com/aionioszoe/ This is Life: Revolutions Around the Cruciform Axis] - by Clifton Healy, an "Orthodox wannabe"
 
* [http://justinmartyr.blogspot.com/ Torrent of Consciousness] - "It is what it is."
 
<!-- * [http://www.wayneolson.com/weblog/ WayneOlson.com] - "A weblog on Eastern Orthodoxy, theology, philosophy, academia, nonsense and Siberian speed knitting." --->
 
<!-- * chrysostom407 - "An Orthodox Christian's Blog" --->
 
* [http://westernorthodox.blogspot.com Western Orthodoxy] - "An Unofficial Blog Dedicated to the Western Rite within the Orthodox Church."
 
* [http://theosebia.blogspot.com/ A Catechumen's Walk] - "My thoughts and meditations as I delve into the ancient paths of the Church"
 
* [http://stmaterne.blogspot.com/ Saint-Materne] Musing on the roots of Orthodox Belgium, 19 centuries Christian. (in French)
 
* [http://www.orthodoxe.be/revue.html "La Voile"], "The Sail" online journal of a Belgian Orthodox study group (in French)
 
* [http://www.anchorite.org/blog anchorite.org] A church tech blog
 
* [http://www.frbishoy.com/blog www.frbishoy.com] The official blog of Fr. Bishoy Andrawes, Priest of St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Washington, DC
 
 
 
==Forums==
 
 
 
[[Wikipedia:Internet_forum|Internet forums]] are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.
 
  
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[[Wikipedia:Internet_forum|Internet fora]] are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.
  
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'''New'''
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*[http://www.facebook.com/groups/ask.about.the.orthodox.faith/ 'Ask About The Orthodox Faith'] Facebook community
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*[http://www.parentshaven.com/ Orthodox family and parenting discussion community] A new forum dedicated to Orthodox families and parenting.
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*[http://www.dotcollective.com DotCollective Forum] A moderated forum for Orthodox Christian artists.
 
'''Active''':
 
'''Active''':
 
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*[http://www.illumination-learning.com Illumination Learning] A hub for finding Orthodox Christian education resources and sharing them with each other
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*[http://www.orthodoxforum.com Eastern Orthodox Christian Forum] A moderated forum for non threatening Orthodox discussion.
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*[http://www.christianforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=145 The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox], hosted by [http://www.christianforums.com Christian Forums]
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*[http://www.monachos.net/forum/index.php Monachos.net Discussion Community] - Online study and discourse of Orthodoxy through patristic and monastic theological heritage.
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*[http://byzantineforum.forumotion.com  Byzantine Forum] A new Forum about Orthodoxy and Greece (in Greek)
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*[http://forum.teologie.net/index.php Orthodox Forum - Teologie.NET] A Orthodox Moldavian forum in Romanian language moderated by hieromonk professor PhD Petru Pruteanu, dean of the Pastoral Theological Faculty from Edinet Moldavia
 
*[http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/ OrthodoxChristianity.net]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/ OrthodoxChristianity.net]
*[http://www.sojourner3.proboards59.com/index.cgi OrthodoxChat.com]
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*[http://www.orthodoxchristianchat.com OrthodoxChristianChat.com]
*[http://www.christianforums.com/f145-the-ancient-way-orthodox.html The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox], hosted by [http://www.christianforums.com Christian Forums]
 
*[http://www.monachos.net/forum/index.php Monachos.net Discussion Community] - Online study and discourse of Orthodoxy through patristic and monastic theological heritage.
 
 
*[http://members5.boardhost.com/STANDREWHOUSE/ St. Andrew House Discussion Forum], hosted by [http://boardhost.com/ boardhost.com]
 
*[http://members5.boardhost.com/STANDREWHOUSE/ St. Andrew House Discussion Forum], hosted by [http://boardhost.com/ boardhost.com]
 
*[http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/chant_liturgique/ Chant Liturgique], a French language group of liturgical discussions, help, sharing & document exchange (Eastern rite only)
 
*[http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/chant_liturgique/ Chant Liturgique], a French language group of liturgical discussions, help, sharing & document exchange (Eastern rite only)
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*[http://forums.pravoslavie.bg/ Orthodoxy Bulgaria] Orthodox forum in Bulgarian
 
*[http://www.forum-ortodox.com/ Romanian forum] Orthodox forum in Romanian
 
*[http://www.forum-ortodox.com/ Romanian forum] Orthodox forum in Romanian
 
*[http://www.forum-orthodoxe.com/ France forum] Orthodox forum in French
 
*[http://www.forum-orthodoxe.com/ France forum] Orthodox forum in French
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*[http://www.ststephenoca.com/blog.html Central Florida Orthodox Forum] Orthodox Forum catering primarily to Orthodox Christians in the Central Florida area. Has a nice Q & A forum and other features that appeal to all Orthodox Christians
 
*[http://www.ststephenoca.com/blog.html Central Florida Orthodox Forum] Orthodox Forum catering primarily to Orthodox Christians in the Central Florida area. Has a nice Q & A forum and other features that appeal to all Orthodox Christians
 
*[http://www.joyinsorrow.com Joy in Sorrow] - An Orthodox resource and community site for those suffering from depression or going through hard times
 
*[http://www.joyinsorrow.com Joy in Sorrow] - An Orthodox resource and community site for those suffering from depression or going through hard times
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*[http://www.ortodoksi.net/foorumi/ Ortodoksi.net] Orthodox forum in Finnish (also in English, Swedich or German)
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*[http://meetorthodox.com/ New Orthodox all-inclusive forum in English linked to Ancient Faith Radio]
  
 
'''Less-active''':
 
'''Less-active''':
 
*[http://orthodoxweb.org Orthodox Web Development Community]
 
 
*[http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=80 Eastern Orthodoxy], hosted by [http://www.religiousforums.com religiousforums.com]
 
*[http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=80 Eastern Orthodoxy], hosted by [http://www.religiousforums.com religiousforums.com]
<!-- *[http://www.orthodoxfamily.com/ OrthodoxFamily.com] They do not have anything as of 20060209 -->
 
  
 
'''Inactive''':
 
'''Inactive''':
 
 
*[http://www.hesychasm.ru/forum/index.php Hesychasm forum] forum in Russian is moderately active, forum in English is inactive
 
*[http://www.hesychasm.ru/forum/index.php Hesychasm forum] forum in Russian is moderately active, forum in English is inactive
  
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*The [https://listserv.indiana.edu/archives/orthodox.html Indiana list] is one of the oldest and is known for its conservative leanings and feisty discussion.
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<!-- *The [https://listserv.indiana.edu/archives/orthodox.html Indiana list] is one of the oldest and is known for its conservative leanings and feisty discussion. -->
 
*[http://www.orthodoxy.faithweb.com/ocnet.htm OCNet] - The Orthodox Christian Network. Orthodox discussion forums available as mailing lists, BBS conferences, newsgroups etc.  
 
*[http://www.orthodoxy.faithweb.com/ocnet.htm OCNet] - The Orthodox Christian Network. Orthodox discussion forums available as mailing lists, BBS conferences, newsgroups etc.  
  
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In order to join many of these groups they require approval from a Yahoo! member who is the moderator of the group. Yahoo! membership, however, is not a requirement.
 
In order to join many of these groups they require approval from a Yahoo! member who is the moderator of the group. Yahoo! membership, however, is not a requirement.
  
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodox_China/ Orthodox China] - For discussion about issues related to Orthodoxy in China, translations of Orthodox texts into Chinese, and missionary work among Chinese people abroad.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-convert/ Orthodox Converts] - For discussion between people who have [[convert]]ed to Orthodox Christianity or are interested in Orthodoxy. Cradle Orthodox and Clergy are invited to join to offer advice to those members who are young in the faith.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-convert/ Orthodox Converts] - For discussion between people who have [[convert]]ed to Orthodox Christianity or are interested in Orthodoxy. Cradle Orthodox and Clergy are invited to join to offer advice to those members who are young in the faith.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodox-Forum/ Orthodox Forum]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodox-Forum/ Orthodox Forum]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodoxjurisdictions/ Orthodox Jurisdictions]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodoxjurisdictions/ Orthodox Jurisdictions]
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-readers Orthodox Readers]
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-readers Orthodox Readers] - A list for tonsured readers, as well as for any one interested in Reader Services.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodox_Re-Forum/ Orthodox Re-Forum]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Orthodox_Re-Forum/ Orthodox Re-Forum]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-tradition/ Orthodox Tradition]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-tradition/ Orthodox Tradition]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oxwoms/ Orthodox Without My Spouse] - A support group for Orthodox Christians married to someone who isn't.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oxwoms/ Orthodox Without My Spouse] - A support group for Orthodox Christians married to someone who isn't.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/normalorthodox/ Normal Orthodox]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/normalorthodox/ Normal Orthodox]
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/byzantinechant Byzantine Chant] - A group founded by the European musician Fr. Ivan Moody, primarily targeted at chanters practicing in churches using the Byzantine musical tradition.  Discussion focuses on the technical aspects of the tones.
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/greekorthodoxmusic Greek Orthodox Church Music] - Discussion of musical issues as practiced in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.  This lists embraces four-part choral music as well as Byzantine chant.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typikon/ Typikon] - A discussion list intended for all kinds of discussion and enquiries regarding the Typikon (its liturgical practice and music, and ramifications thereof) of the canonical Orthodox Church.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typikon/ Typikon] - A discussion list intended for all kinds of discussion and enquiries regarding the Typikon (its liturgical practice and music, and ramifications thereof) of the canonical Orthodox Church.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ustav/ Ustav] - "Ustav" facilitates email discussion, questions, commentary and teaching concerning the traditional Orthodox Christian typicon and music. The Russian word "ustav" means typicon, and indicates that discussion will be slanted towards the Russian Orthodox typicon and music, as practiced in the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]], but all other traditional usages may also be discussed.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ustav/ Ustav] - "Ustav" facilitates email discussion, questions, commentary and teaching concerning the traditional Orthodox Christian typicon and music. The Russian word "ustav" means typicon, and indicates that discussion will be slanted towards the Russian Orthodox typicon and music, as practiced in the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]], but all other traditional usages may also be discussed.
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westernriteorthodoxy Western Rite Orthodoxy] - "The congregations of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America proclaim the fullness of the Orthodox Faith while worshipping according to the historic Western Catholic Rites of Rome and England."
 
* [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westernriteorthodoxy Western Rite Orthodoxy] - "The congregations of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America proclaim the fullness of the Orthodox Faith while worshipping according to the historic Western Catholic Rites of Rome and England."
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-synod/ Orthodox Synod] ([[ROCOR]])
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-rocor/ Orthodox ROCOR] - A group for members and friends of [[ROCOR]].
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arbible The Holy Bible Web Site Channel] - This is a [[Coptic]] Orthodox discussion list with ecumenical vision and outreach (Main languages: English and Arabic).
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arbible The Holy Bible Web Site Channel] - This is a [[Coptic]] Orthodox discussion list with ecumenical vision and outreach (Main languages: English and Arabic).
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/ Celtic & Old English Saints] - "Daily Lives of the first millennium Saints of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, England, Cornwall, Isle of Man."
  
  
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-clergy/ Orthodox-Clergy] - The Orthodox-Clergy email list is open to bishops, priests and deacons of all SCOBA jurisdictions, parishes of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-clergy/ Orthodox-Clergy] - The Orthodox-Clergy email list is open to bishops, priests and deacons of all SCOBA jurisdictions, parishes of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oca-clergy/ OCA-Clergy] - This list is only open to priests and deacons of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]
 
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oca-clergy/ OCA-Clergy] - This list is only open to priests and deacons of the [[Orthodox Church in America]]
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*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rocorclergy/ ROCOR Clergy] - This list is open only to deacons, priests, and bishops of [[ROCOR]].
  
 
==Newsgroups==
 
==Newsgroups==
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There are sites for [[Wikipedia:Social_networking|developing friendships]] with Orthodox Christians.
 
There are sites for [[Wikipedia:Social_networking|developing friendships]] with Orthodox Christians.
  
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*[http://www.greekorthodox.com  GreekOrthodox.com] - "GreekOrthodox.com is the web's premiere Greek website.  It includes a community designed specifically for those who are Greek Orthodox.  Join a group, send a Saint, or even keep your friends up to date with the integrated Twitter app."
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*[http://www.orthodoxbiz.com Orthodoxbiz.com] - "Orthodox Biz is a business directory, business promotion, and business networking site for Orthodox business professionals. It offers an Orthodox business directory, classified ads, mini-sites, discussion forums, networking groups, Orthodox business blogging, Orthodox press releases from private businesses and Orthodox ministries, and Orthodox event listing."
 
*[http://www.orthodoxcircle.org OrthodoxCircle.org] - "OrthodoxCircle is a free online community portal designed for Orthodox Christians! It provides fun and easy to use tools for friends and family to stay connected with each other and their parishes, ministries and organizations. It's also a great way to make new friends with other Orthodox Christians around the world and to stay informed about events and news."
 
*[http://www.orthodoxcircle.org OrthodoxCircle.org] - "OrthodoxCircle is a free online community portal designed for Orthodox Christians! It provides fun and easy to use tools for friends and family to stay connected with each other and their parishes, ministries and organizations. It's also a great way to make new friends with other Orthodox Christians around the world and to stay informed about events and news."
 
*[http://www.orthodoxfriends.com OrthodoxFriends.com] - This site has gone offline. [[User talk:FrJohn|Let me know]] if someone wants to revive this!
 
*[http://www.orthodoxfriends.com OrthodoxFriends.com] - This site has gone offline. [[User talk:FrJohn|Let me know]] if someone wants to revive this!
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*&#35;orthodoxwiki on [http://freenode.net/ freenode.net] - see [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat]]
 
*&#35;orthodoxwiki on [http://freenode.net/ freenode.net] - see [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat]]
 
*&#35;orthodox on [http://undernet.org undernet.org]
 
*&#35;orthodox on [http://undernet.org undernet.org]
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*[http://orthodoxy-page.narod.ru/ &#35;orthodoxy] on [http://www.rus-net.org/ rus-net.org] (chat mainly in Russian)
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*[http://www.anastasis.org.ru/ &#35;anastasis] on [http://www.rus-net.org/ rus-net.org] (chat mainly in Russian)
  
 
==Portals/directories==
 
==Portals/directories==
 
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*[http://arxontarikion.gr/ Arxontarikion] Selected eastern orthodox christian material
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* [http://businessdirectory.orthodoxcircle.com Orthodox Christian Business Directory] - Part of [http://orthodoxcircle.com OrthodoXCircle]
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*[http://www.dotcollective.com dotcollective.com] - "Orthodox Christian Artist Community Directory"
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*[http://www.orthodoxbiz.com Orthodoxbiz.com] - "Orthodox Biz is a business directory, business promotion, and business networking site for Orthodox business professionals. It offers an Orthodox business directory, classified ads, mini-sites, discussion forums, networking groups, Orthodox business blogging, Orthodox press releases from private businesses and Orthodox ministries, and Orthodox event listing."
 
*[http://www.orthodoxlinks.info/ Orthodox Christianity on the Web]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxlinks.info/ Orthodox Christianity on the Web]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxnet.com/ OrthodoxNet]
 
*[http://www.orthodoxnet.com/ OrthodoxNet]
 
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*[http://orthodoxlife.info Orthodox Life Info Portal]
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*[http://www.ortodoksi.net Ortodoksi.net] Finnish Orthodox info portal
  
 
'''Fora'''
 
'''Fora'''
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Orthodox Blogs]]
 
* [[Orthodox Media]]
 
* [[Orthodox Media]]
 
* [[Orthodox Newsfeeds]]
 
* [[Orthodox Newsfeeds]]
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[[Category:Church Life]]
 
[[Category:Church Life]]
 
[[Category:Links]]
 
[[Category:Links]]
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Fora

Internet fora are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.

New

Active:

Less-active:

Inactive:

  • Hesychasm forum forum in Russian is moderately active, forum in English is inactive

Electronic mailing lists

An electronic mailing lists allows list members to dialog via email. Sometimes the contents of these emails are archived for public view and other times they are not. List members generally have the option to receive the messages one-at-a-time or in a "daily digest" that includes all of the messages for a given time period.


  • OCNet - The Orthodox Christian Network. Orthodox discussion forums available as mailing lists, BBS conferences, newsgroups etc.


Yahoo! Groups

In order to join many of these groups they require approval from a Yahoo! member who is the moderator of the group. Yahoo! membership, however, is not a requirement.

  • Orthodox China - For discussion about issues related to Orthodoxy in China, translations of Orthodox texts into Chinese, and missionary work among Chinese people abroad.
  • Orthodox Converts - For discussion between people who have converted to Orthodox Christianity or are interested in Orthodoxy. Cradle Orthodox and Clergy are invited to join to offer advice to those members who are young in the faith.
  • Orthodox Forum
  • Orthodox Jurisdictions
  • Orthodox Readers - A list for tonsured readers, as well as for any one interested in Reader Services.
  • Orthodox Re-Forum
  • Orthodox Tradition
  • Orthodox Without My Spouse - A support group for Orthodox Christians married to someone who isn't.
  • Normal Orthodox
  • Byzantine Chant - A group founded by the European musician Fr. Ivan Moody, primarily targeted at chanters practicing in churches using the Byzantine musical tradition. Discussion focuses on the technical aspects of the tones.
  • Greek Orthodox Church Music - Discussion of musical issues as practiced in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. This lists embraces four-part choral music as well as Byzantine chant.
  • Typikon - A discussion list intended for all kinds of discussion and enquiries regarding the Typikon (its liturgical practice and music, and ramifications thereof) of the canonical Orthodox Church.
  • Ustav - "Ustav" facilitates email discussion, questions, commentary and teaching concerning the traditional Orthodox Christian typicon and music. The Russian word "ustav" means typicon, and indicates that discussion will be slanted towards the Russian Orthodox typicon and music, as practiced in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, but all other traditional usages may also be discussed.
  • Western Rite Orthodoxy - "The congregations of the Western Rite Vicariate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America proclaim the fullness of the Orthodox Faith while worshipping according to the historic Western Catholic Rites of Rome and England."
  • Orthodox ROCOR - A group for members and friends of ROCOR.
  • The Holy Bible Web Site Channel - This is a Coptic Orthodox discussion list with ecumenical vision and outreach (Main languages: English and Arabic).
  • Celtic & Old English Saints - "Daily Lives of the first millennium Saints of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, England, Cornwall, Isle of Man."


Clergy-only:

  • Orthodox-Clergy - The Orthodox-Clergy email list is open to bishops, priests and deacons of all SCOBA jurisdictions, parishes of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
  • OCA-Clergy - This list is only open to priests and deacons of the Orthodox Church in America
  • ROCOR Clergy - This list is open only to deacons, priests, and bishops of ROCOR.

Newsgroups

Newsgroups are usually found within the Usenet system and generally require newsreader software to interact with them. However, Google Groups provides a web interface.

Social networks

There are sites for developing friendships with Orthodox Christians.

  • GreekOrthodox.com - "GreekOrthodox.com is the web's premiere Greek website. It includes a community designed specifically for those who are Greek Orthodox. Join a group, send a Saint, or even keep your friends up to date with the integrated Twitter app."
  • Orthodoxbiz.com - "Orthodox Biz is a business directory, business promotion, and business networking site for Orthodox business professionals. It offers an Orthodox business directory, classified ads, mini-sites, discussion forums, networking groups, Orthodox business blogging, Orthodox press releases from private businesses and Orthodox ministries, and Orthodox event listing."
  • OrthodoxCircle.org - "OrthodoxCircle is a free online community portal designed for Orthodox Christians! It provides fun and easy to use tools for friends and family to stay connected with each other and their parishes, ministries and organizations. It's also a great way to make new friends with other Orthodox Christians around the world and to stay informed about events and news."
  • OrthodoxFriends.com - This site has gone offline. Let me know if someone wants to revive this!

There are also some for just singles, but none for an Orthodox dating service, similar to eHarmony.com.

Instant messaging

There are several forms of instant messaging available to communicate with others online.


Internet Relay Chat (IRC)

Portals/directories

Fora


Electronic Mailing Lists

See also