List of Orthodox Internet communities
Internet fora are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.
- 'Ask About The Orthodox Faith' Facebook community
- Orthodox Christianity
- Orthodox Chants
- Orthodox Memes
- Orthodoxy 101
- Christian Iconography
- Desert Fathers
- Illumination Learning A hub for finding Orthodox Christian education resources and sharing them with each other
- The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox, hosted by Christian Forums
- Eastern Orthodoxy, hosted by religiousforums.com
- 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
- France forum Orthodox forum in French
- Hesychasm forum Russian
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.
Newsgroups are usually found within the Usenet system and generally require newsreader software to interact with them. However, Google Groups provides a web interface.
- alt.religion.christian.east-orthodox, a high-traffic group known for its tabloid style, personal attacks, and fierce exchanges
- alt.religion.christian.greek-orthodox, a less active group than .east-orthodox, but tends to be more focused on Orthodox topics
There are sites for developing friendships with Orthodox Christians.
- 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."
There are also some for just singles, but none for an Orthodox dating service, similar to eHarmony.com.
There are several forms of instant messaging available to communicate with others online.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
- #orthodoxy on lplug.org
- #orthodoxwiki on freenode.net - see OrthodoxWiki:Chat
- #orthodox on undernet.org
- #orthodoxy on rus-net.org (chat mainly in Russian)
- #anastasis on rus-net.org (chat mainly in Russian)
- Arxontarikion Selected eastern orthodox christian material
- Orthodox Christian Business Directory - Part of OrthodoXCircle
- dotcollective.com - "Orthodox Christian Artist Community Directory"
- 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."
- Orthodox Christianity on the Web
- Orthodox Life Info Portal
- Ortodoksi.net Finnish Orthodox info portal
Electronic Mailing Lists
- Orthodox Groups at Yahoo!