Talk:Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

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I think the # of monastic communties might need to be updated. Didn't Elder Ephrem start 18 so far - 8 men's and 10 women's? Fr. John

None of the lists I can find show that many. The lists I see show 15 in the US and 1 in Canada.[1][2] Do you have another list? --Rdr. Andrew 06:40, 14 Apr 2005 (CDT)
Further update: I upped the number according to —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 06:24, January 20, 2006 (CST)


I'm not sure why this word is a problem in the article as it refers to the retirement of Abp. Iakovos. It conveys that this is what many are saying (which is documentable) but that it is unproven (and probably unprovable). Why remove it or put it in brackets? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 06:16, January 20, 2006 (CST)

I took me lead for editing the word 'alleged' following an edit exerted on one of my 'orthodoxwiki' entries. In my case, I had put into words reported speech and personal observation/judgment. The person who edited my text commented, "documentation needed". That person had a fair point because one can allege anything. A few phone-calls could probably line up a battery of counter-allegations, aso. The validity of 'allegations' stands best the test of judgment according to their context, and regarding the 'GOA of America' entry, the text is remarkably short, thereby giving undue emphasis to any 'allegation'. With all due respect, they read uncomfortably like a clip from a gossip column. 'Politis' is the pseudonym of a London-Greek academic. I belong to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain and live in London (UK). 'Politis' comes from the ancient Greek 'πολίτης' which means citizens - including the obligations and responsibilities that go with it. It is semantically linked to 'polis' (city), cosmopolitan (citizen of the world) and politics (in this case, used in its Aristotelian sense of, the philosophy of human affairs).

I am willing to contribute, add or edit entries to the best of my abilities and with impartiality. I appreciate the usefulness of polemic contributions when they do not interfere with the flow of information.

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