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Welcome'''OrthodoxWiki''' is a free-content encyclopedia and information center for '''Orthodox Christianity''' that '''anyone can edit'''.  We've just opened. Things are still pretty rough around here, but we're making progress every day. Want to help? 
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<div style="float:right;margin:0 1em 0 3%;">[[Image:John of Damascus4.jpg|110px|St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki]]</div><div style="margin: 2.5em 0 0 3%; text-align: left; font-size: 120%; line-height: 1.3;">'''[[OrthodoxWiki:Welcome|Welcome]]''' to '''[[OrthodoxWiki:About|OrthodoxWiki]]''', a free-content encyclopedia and information center for '''[[Orthodox Christianity]]''' that '''anyone can edit'''.  In this English version, started in November 2004, we are currently working on '''[[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] [[Special:Allpages|articles]]'''. Please '''[[Special:RequestAccount|register]] or [[Special:Userlogin|login]]''' to post or revise content.<br>
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<span style="color:#900">All new user registrations are moderated because of persistent trouble with spammers. When you sign-up, please '''give some indication that you are a real person,''' and let us know why you want to '''add''' and '''edit''' content on OrthodoxWiki (everyone can view content). Registrations with no bios will be rejected unless we can verify you in some other way. Please be patient as we process your application. Sorry for the inconvenience!</span><br>
  
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The OrthodoxWiki editors have taken St. [[John of Damascus]] as their heavenly [[patron saint|patron]] and intercessor as they seek to further the worship and knowledge of the All-Holy [[Trinity]] and the faith of the [[Orthodox Church]] by means of these pages.
  
==Things to Do, Places to Go==
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Please take a moment to read about [[OrthodoxWiki:About|what OrthodoxWiki ''is'' and ''is not'']].</div><br clear="all">
You can go to a [[Special:Randompage|random page]] to see some of what we've been working on, or you can take a look at some of the numerous articles developing in the following categories and sections:  '''[[:Category:American Saints|American Saints]]''', '''[[:Category:Apostolic Fathers|Apostolic Fathers]]''', '''[[:Category:Arts|Arts]]''', '''[[:Category:Asceticism|Asceticism]]''', '''[[:Category:Bibliography|Bibliography]]''', '''[[:Category:Bioethics|Bioethics]]''', '''[[:Category:Bishops|Bishops]]''', '''[[:Category:Canon Law|Canon Law]]''', '''[[:Category:Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints|Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints]]''', '''[[Church Calendar]]''', '''[[:Category:Church Fathers|Church Fathers]]''', '''[[:Category:Church History|Church History]]''', '''[[:Category:Church Life|Church Life]]''', '''[[:Category:Clergy|Clergy]]''', '''[[:Category:Creeds|Creeds]]''', '''[[:Category:Ecumenical Councils|Ecumenical Councils]]''', '''[[:Category:Emperors and Kings|Emperors and Kings]]''', '''[[:Category:Empresses and Queens|Empresses and Queens]]''', '''[[:Category:Feasts|Feasts]]''', '''[[:Category:Heresies|Heresies]]''', '''[[:Category:Inter-Christian|Inter-Christian]]''', '''[[:Category:Jurisdictions|Jurisdictions]]''', '''[[:Category:Liturgical Chant|Liturgical Chant]]''', '''[[:Category:Links|Links]]''', '''[[:Category:Marketplace|Marketplace]]''', '''[[:Category:Missionaries|Missionaries]]''', '''[[:Category:Modern Writers|Modern Writers]]''', '''[[:Category:Monasteries|Monasteries]]''', '''[[:Category:Organizations|Organizations]]''', '''[[:Category:Oriental Orthodox|Oriental Orthodox]]''', '''[[Orthodox Church]]''', '''[[:Category:Robber Councils|Robber Councils]]''', '''[[:Category:Russian Saints|Russian Saints]]''', '''[[:Category:Saints|Saints]]''', '''[[:Category:Scripture|Scripture]]''', '''[[:Category:Seminaries|Seminaries]]''', '''[[:Category:Sermons and Treatises|Sermons and Treatises]]''', and '''[[:Category:Stewardship|Stewardship]]'''.
 
  
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Start a new discussion by creating a new article or category.  What do you know about?  The life of a saint?  Do you know some excellent Byzantine chant CDs?  An episode from Church History?  Share the knowledge!  Have you read an excellent book?  Post a review.  See something missing?  Add it!  If you're serious about helping us, please [[Special:Userlogin|register]].  Then you can go to [[Special:Listusers]] and click on your name to create a custom profile page.
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Don't worry about messing up or breaking '''OrthodoxWiki''' -- your work can always be cleaned up and honed by others, which is part of the spirit of this project.  Take a look at existing articles which may be similar to yours, and model yours after those.  You may also feel free to grab relevant content from [http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] (it's under a free documentation license), "Orthodoxize" and expand on it, and then put it here (be sure to leave in only the links relevant to '''OrthodoxWiki''').  A lot of our starting content came from there.
 
  
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St. John of Damascus, patron saint of OrthodoxWiki
Welcome to OrthodoxWiki, a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit. In this English version, started in November 2004, we are currently working on 4,946 articles. Please register or login to post or revise content.

All new user registrations are moderated because of persistent trouble with spammers. When you sign-up, please give some indication that you are a real person, and let us know why you want to add and edit content on OrthodoxWiki (everyone can view content). Registrations with no bios will be rejected unless we can verify you in some other way. Please be patient as we process your application. Sorry for the inconvenience!

The OrthodoxWiki editors have taken St. John of Damascus as their heavenly patron and intercessor as they seek to further the worship and knowledge of the All-Holy Trinity and the faith of the Orthodox Church by means of these pages.

Please take a moment to read about what OrthodoxWiki is and is not.

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Today's feasts

September 17 2021:

Elevation of the Holy Cross

Afterfeast of the Exaltation of the Cross; Martyr Sophia and her three daughters Faith (Pistis, Vera), Hope (Elpitha, Nadezhda), and Love (Agape, Lyubov) at Rome; Martyr Agathocleia; Martyr Theodota at Nicaea; 156 martyrs of Palestine, including Bishops Peleus and Nilus, Presbyter Zeno, and noblemen Patermuthius and Elias; Martyrs Lucy and her son Geminian of Rome; Hieromartyrs Heraclides and Myron, Bishops of Cyprus; 100 martyrs of Egypt; Martyrs Charalampos, Panteleon, and others; Saint Anastasius of Cyprus, monk; Saint Eusipius of Cyprus, monk; Martyrs Socrates and Stephen; Hieromartyr Lambert of Maastricht; repose of Blessed Agapius, disciple of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk, and Blessed lay-recluse Matthew of Petersburg



( September 4 2021: Julian Calendar )

Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses

Most Holy Theotokos, Unburnt Bush

Hieromartyr Babylas, Bishop of Antioch, and with him Martyrs Urban, Prilidian, and Epolonius, and their mother Christodula; Holy Prophet and God-seer Moses; Martyr Babylas of Nicomedia, and with him 84 children; Martyrs Theodore, Mianus (Ammianus), Julian, Kion (Oceanus), and Centurionus of Nicomedia; Martyr Hermione, daughter of St. Philip the Deacon and Apostle (see October 11); Saint Petronius of Egypt, disciple of St. Pachomius the Great; Martyrs Theotimus and Theodulus the executioners; Martyr Charitina of Amisus; Martyrs Thathuil and Bebaia of Edessa; Martyr Sarbelos of Edessa; Hieromartyr Peter, Metropolitan of Serbia; Saint Anthimus the New of Coroucle in Cephallenia; Martyrs Jerusalem, Sekendos, Sekendios, and Kegouros in Aleppo; New-hieromartyr Gorazd, Bishop of Bohemia and Moravia-Silesia; Saint Ultan, Bishop of Meath; Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos "The Unburnt Bush"; opening of the relics of Saint Ioasaph, Bishop of Belgorod (see also December 10); second finding of the relics of Saint Metrophanes, Bishop of Vorenzh; translation of the relics of Saint Birinos, Bishop of Dorchester-on-Thames and Enlightener of Wessex; translation of the relics of Saint Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne


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The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America, founded in 2010, consists of all the active Orthodox bishops of North and Central America, representing multiple jurisdictions. It is the successor to SCOBA, and it is not, properly speaking, a synod. The Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America is one of several such bodies around the world which operate in the so-called "diaspora."


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