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Below is an incomplete list of Orthodox blogs. Although a few of them are run by official Orthodox Church entities, the majority offer individual opinions and thoughts on Orthodoxy. Many of the following individuals have formed something of an intertextual community, and one is likely to find them linking to many other Orthodox sites or blogs, and many interesting non-Orthodox ones as well. However, keep in mind that the authors do not speak for the Church, and the writers - even clergy - may have opinions different from the opinions of other Orthodox Christians.

Due to the nature of blogs and blogging, these sites have the tendency to come and go with no notice. For that reason, although effort is put forth to update this list, it is to be expected that some of the links will no longer work. Please also note - a number of blogs here may not have been updated in quite some time, yet they are included because they still may be of worth to readers. As links are posted, reasonable diligence has been made to make sure the blogs are written by people claiming to be Orthodox Christians, however, being the internet, people can claim just about anything. Furthermore, there is no guarantee that authors do not have opinions that differ from the Orthodox Church's, that the authors continue to consider themselves Orthodox, or that sites have not been "hijacked" with completely different material after being deleted by an Orthodox author. (This is particularly prevalent with Tumblr sites.)

Nevertheless, there are many people from all over the world who write about Orthodoxy and blogging often offers a window into their lives as Orthodox Christians. Other blogs focus on specific topics, some church-related, some not. Attempts have been made to organize this list into more manageable sections, however, as a page created by many people over a long period of time, categories are not necessarily strictly set.


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New

Not necessarily new blogs, but new(er) additions to the page




Orthodoxy Groups and Aggregators

Regional

  • Orthodox Northwest Bulletin Board for events/happenings of interest to Orthodox Christians in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, & Montana in the US & British Columbia in Canada)
  • Orthodox Portland Events and Info for Orthodox Christian Churches in the Portland, Oregon Area
  • Orthodox Life Wisconsin Wisconsin news and events for Orthodox Christians
  • Orthodox Montana Celebrating Life in the Orthodox Christian Community of Montana
  • Pittsburgh Orthodox
  • Orthodox Michigan - A site about the history and presence of Orthodoxy in Michigan also posting news and information on upcoming events.

Official Church sites

  • A Catalog of Good Deeds Blog about ministry, workshops and the Orthodox faith in general from St. Elisabeth Convent in Minsk, Belarus.
  • Pemptousia Mount Athos · Wisdom · Holiness - from the Friends of Vatopaidi Monastery, the Institute of Research, Preservation and Advancement of Spiritual and Cultural Traditions “Saint Maximos the Greek” Includes radio and video programs.

Pan-Orthodox

Antiochian Archdiocese

  • Orthodox Christian Parenting Encouragement and ideas for Orthodox Christians raising children in The Faith. From the Antiochian Orthodox Department of Christian Education.

Greek Orthodox

Orthodox Church in America

  • Wonder Official blog of the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America. This blog is particularly geared for young adults and college students, and those who minister to them.
  • Synaxis A blog of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
  • Midwest Diocese (OCA) Center for Family Life

Other Orthodox Church Organizations

Ancient Faith Blogs

Individual Church parish blogs

Australia

Canada

United States

Saints

Missions and Missionaries

Orthodox Thought

Children & Education

Books

Icons & Iconography

Cooking, Recipes, and Eating

Health & Wellness

Conversion to Orthodoxy

Western Rite

  • Oremus Roman Rite in the Orthodox Church
  • Orthodox Christian West - News blog for the Orthodox Western Rite.
  • Paruchia - blog of ROCOR Western Rite texts and related material.
  • Western Orthodoxy - "An Unofficial Blog Dedicated to the Western Rite within the Orthodox Church."

Orthodoxy and Other Traditions

News, Journalists, and News Commentary

Photo Blogs

Other Topics

Clergy Blogs

(Blogs written or compiled by members of the Orthodox clergy)

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  • Orthodox Okie - Personal blog on the musings and speculations of a Priest in the Western Rite of the Russian Orthodox Church. Not an official Church blog. Fr. Aristibule Adams
  • Virgil Petrisor Fr. Peter Andronache

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  • Fr. Kevin Gregory Long Rustbelt Orthodoxy (formerly known as "Max's Progeny - A Blog of the Fellowship of St. Maximos")

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  • OrthoCuban Fr. Ernesto Obregon - The blog of a Cuban who became an Orthodox Priest

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  • SILOUAN Fr. Silouan Thompson
  • Fr. Matthew Thurman
  • Second Terrace Preoccupations and essays by Fr Jonathan Tobias. "Really," said Gregory, superciliously, "the examples you choose --" "I beg your pardon," said Syme grimly, "I forgot we had abolished all conventions."
  • Ancient Christian Wisdom Fr. Alexis (Trader)
  • The Arena Fr. Josiah Trenham
  • Gladsome Light Dialogues A blog administered by Fr. Vasile Tudora featuring Orthodox theology applied to everyday life. "A journey through our faith as we live it every day"

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Author Blogs

Multiple-author blogs

  • Orthodox Outpost The Crossroads of Culture and Orthodox Christian Opinion
  • Public Orthodoxy Bridging the Ecclesial, the Academic, and the Political. A publication of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University.
  • The Life of the World "I am the Light of the World. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."
  • Pick It Up!
  • Spruce Island An unofficial blog by and for members and friends of St. Herman of Alaska OCA church in Langley, BC
  • Forty Maxims Forty days, forty thoughts: A forum for Orthodox women to discuss the Forty Maxims of Fr. Thomas Hopko, for spiritual edification and fellowship during the Great Fast.

Individual blogs

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  • a..sinner Missing the mark, an Orthodox Christian reflecting on his journey through this world
  • Agape "Whenever physical hunger turned cruel against me, I found my gratification in prayer. Whenever the biting cold of winter was unkind to me, I found my warmth in prayer. Whenever people were harsh to me (and their harshness was severe indeed) I found my comfort in prayer. In short, prayer became my food and my drink, my outfit and my armor, whether by night or by day." Fr. Matta El Meskeen (Matthew the Poor)
  • Alexey the Sinner Confessions
  • All the Things Under Heaven and Earth
  • All This Time A Life, lived one present moment at a time
  • Amy's Blog My friends and family can come here to see how my life is and to check out pictures of me and my family.
  • Anamnesis Professor James S. Cutsinger
  • Anastasia's Corner Kyrie, Elesion!
  • Ancient Christian Witness
  • Ancient Reptile Living with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid disease
  • Anchored and Holding Fast
  • Appalachiadoxy Orthodox Christianity and Southern culture: the Ultimate Irony? or the Best of Life!
  • Apseed blog From Lithuania, many crafts and recipes
  • The Ascetic Lives of Mothers Encouraging mamas to work out their salvation...one mama moment at a time
  • The Aurel Jivi Society - An Orthodox Blog for Theology Students Learning English for Academic Purposes

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  • Georgianne's Journal
  • Gladsome Lights Things that I like, or Make, or Think About, With Thanks to God
  • Gleason Gaggle
  • 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"
  • Go. Find. Orthodoxy's lesser-known mystery: training a SAR K9
  • God Has Promised Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name "Elisheva," meaning "My God is an oath"
  • God Is Reason
  • Guerilla Orthodoxy Peacemaking and Social Justice in the Orthodox Christian Church
  • Gwenyfur Saints, Prayers, and Other Information of the Orthodox Christian Faith

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Coptic and Oriental Orthodox

Non-English

Afrikaans

Albanian

Arabic

Armenian

Bulgarian

  • Plamen Sivov - Personal blog with Orthodox articles, poetry and translations

Finnish

French

Georgian

German

Greek

Romanian

Russian

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Slovak

Spanish

Turkish

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