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OrthodoxWiki is a free-content encyclopedia and information center for Orthodox Christianity that anyone can edit. OrthodoxWiki began in November, 2004, and is growing every day. If you're just browsing through, welcome! If you feel you have something to contribute, please jump right in and help us out.

Things to Do, Places to Go

You can go to a 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: American Saints, Apostolic Fathers, Arts, Asceticism, Biblical Saints, Bibliography, Bioethics, Bishops, Canon Law, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints, Church Calendar, Church Fathers, Church History, Church Life, Churches, Clergy, Creeds, Current Events, Ecumenical Councils, Emperors and Kings, Empresses and Queens, Feasts, Heresies, Heretics, Hymnography, Inter-Christian, Judaism, Jurisdictions, Liturgical Chant, Liturgics, Links, Marketplace, Missionaries, Modern Writers, Monasteries, Non-Orthodox, Organizations, Oriental Orthodox, Orthodox Church, Robber Councils, Russian Saints, Saints, Scandinavian Saints, Scripture, Seminaries, Sermons and Treatises, Stewardship, Texts, and Vestments.

You can also see what other Online Orthodox Communities are up to. Please add in what you see missing!

A Few Places to Start

How to Contribute

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 register. Then you can go to Special:Listusers and click on your name to create a custom profile page.

Hop right in -- just click edit (at the top of any page) to begin. Click the editing help link for details on creating your new page. Create a link to a new page -- using double brackets around a word or a set of words, like this: [[Apostle Peter]] -- and then click on it to create that page. Be sure to take a look at OrthodoxWiki:Style Manual (in development) for our official community standards and guidelines for articles. Test and experiment in the Sandbox.

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 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.

The WYSIWIG editor helps with most browsers. We also recommend the Wikipedia Extension for Mozilla Firefox. If you're using FireFox, you can also make use of Live Bookmarks for quick access to Recent Changes, New Pages, or many of the other Special pages.

This site is shamelessly modelled on Wikipedia. Please visit their Meta-Wiki for lots of information about how things work around here.

Contact Us

Want to adopt OrthodoxWiki in a language besides English? Let us know! Driven to submit a new logo? We'd love to see it! Contact us at info at orthodoxwiki dot org.