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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.
*[http://orthodoxblogs.com OrthodoxBlogs.com]
*[http://community.livejournal.com/orthodoxy/ Orthodoxy Community] at [http://www.livejournal.com LiveJournal]
'''Individual blogs'''
* [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.chrisjdavis.org/ Chris J. Davis .org]
* [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"
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* [http://www.evlogeite.com Ancient Church] - The blog formerly known as Minor Clergy
* [http://morningcoffee.blogspot.com/ Morning Coffee]
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* [http://occidentalis.blogspot.com Occidentalis] - Dedicated to the Western Rite.
* [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://strobert.blogspot.com/ Robert's Cogitations] - Congratulations to the newly chrismated!
* [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!"
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* [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." --->
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* [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)
[[Wikipedia:Internet_forum|Internet forums]] are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.
*[http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/ OrthodoxChristianity.net]
*[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/cgi-bin/mb/discus.cgi 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://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/chant_liturgique/ Chant Liturgique], a French language group of liturgical discussions, help, sharing & document exchange (Eastern rite only)
*[http://www.forum-ortodox.com/ Romanian forum] Orthodox forum in Romanian
*[http://www.forum-orthodoxe.com/ France forum] Orthodox forum in French
*[http://p097.ezboard.com/belyforum Ely Forum] Orthodox forum in English, on Orthodox roots of the West, has also a (new) French forum
*[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://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]
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*[http://www.hesychasm.ru/forum/index.php Hesychasm forum] forum in Russian is moderately active, forum in English is inactive
==Electronic Mailing Lists==
An [[Wikipedia:Electronic_mailing_list|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.
*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.
'''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.
*[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/orthodoxjurisdictions/ Orthodox Jurisdictions]
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox-readers Orthodox Readers]
*[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/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/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/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]])
*[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/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]]
[[Wikipedia:Newsgroup|Newsgroups]] are usually found within the [[Wikipedia:Usenet|Usenet]] system and generally require newsreader software to interact with them. However, [http://groups.google.com/ Google Groups] provides a web interface.
*[http://groups.google.com/groups?group=alt.religion.christian.east-orthodox alt.religion.christian.east-orthodox], a high-traffic group known for its tabloid style, personal attacks, and fierce exchanges
*[http://groups.google.com/groups?group=alt.religion.christian.greek-orthodox alt.religion.christian.greek-orthodox], a less active group than .east-orthodox, but tends to be more focused on Orthodox topics
*[http://groups.google.com/groups?group=alt.religion.christian.russian-orthodox alt.religion.christian.russian-orthodox]
*[http://groups.google.com/groups?group=alt.religion.christian.ukrainian-orthodox alt.religion.christian.ukrainian-orthodox]
==Social Networks==
There are sites for [[Wikipedia:Social_networking|developing friendships]] with Orthodox Christians.
*[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!
There are also some for just singles, but none for an Orthodox [[Wikipedia:Online_dating_service|dating service]], similar to [http://www.eharmony.com eHarmony.com].
*[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/orthodox_singles/ Orthodox Singles Yahoo Group]
*[http://www.livejournal.com/community/orthodox_single/ Livejournal Orthodox Single Group]
==Instant Messaging==
There are several forms of [[Wikipedia:Instant_messaging|instant messaging]] available to communicate with others online.
'''[[Wikipedia:Internet_Relay_Chat|Internet Relay Chat]]''' (IRC)
*[http://blog.kevinbasil.com/2003/02/03/holy-irc-batman/ &#35;orthodoxy] on [http://www.lplug.org lplug.org]
*&#35;orthodoxwiki on [http://freenode.net/ freenode.net] - see [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat]]
*&#35;orthodox on [http://undernet.org undernet.org]
*[http://www.orthodoxlinks.info/ Orthodox Christianity on the Web]
*[http://www.orthodoxnet.com/ OrthodoxNet]
*[http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Orthodox/Chats_and_Forums/ Orthodox Chats and Forums] at [http://www.google.com/dirhp Google Directory]
'''Electronic Mailing Lists'''
*[http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/dir/Religion___Beliefs/Christianity/Denominations_and_Sects/Orthodox Orthodox Groups] at Yahoo!
==See Also==
* [[Orthodox Newsfeeds]]
[[Category:Church Life]]

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