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How to (would you) add Bulgarian saints on front page? --Marzata 13:51, January 7, 2006 (CST)

Answered on Marzata's Talk page. Fr. John 16:55, January 7, 2006 (CST)

May I suggest adding Orthodox Media and Magazines_and_Publications somewhere on the main page. Possibly under Other on the list to the right? --Joe Rodgers 01:39, 16 Jun 2005 (EDT)

The list on this page has mainly been used for categories, and both of those links are already connected with Category:Links. What do the rest of y'all think? —[[User:ASDamick|—Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!)]] 08:17, 16 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Sounds good. Sorry if I seem a little zealous (careless?). I would think that things like this would be of interest to "seekers" and might warrant a prominent placement. --Joe Rodgers 10:55, 16 Jun 2005 (EDT)
I think there's definitely some merit in the idea. My main concern is that I don't want to promise content by having it prominent and then not deliver, so to speak. Many visitors explore a site once and assume what they see there is all there will ever be. Perhaps the cure for this problem is to develop articles about various Orthodox media so that they can be included in categories. —[[User:ASDamick|—Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!)]] 12:19, 16 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Perhaps we should start a series, similar to the Orthodoxy in America, that has to do with an Introduction to Orthodox_Christianity for "seekers" or newcomers. I guess part of my original intent was to address newcomers who come to our home page and are immediately looking for tangible ways to learn more about Orthodoxy. I know that one way I have learned a lot was through online media and publications, although those are external sources from this Wiki. Maybe I should start moving this over to Suggestions --Joe Rodgers 12:46, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
That was actually the idea of the Introduction to Orthodox Christianity article, that it would serve as an overview with component articles explaining fundamental concepts and practices. I think it would be great to develop a template for it, as well. —[[User:ASDamick|—Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!)]] 13:00, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)


ISTM that having no Table of Contents on the Main Page is a good idea. What do you think? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 17:33, 26 October 2005 (CDT)

I put __NOTOC__ in, but when I tried to check it, it looked like I broke the wiki. I reverted, but that didn't help anything, so I figured it was still in "update" status. In other words, I agree with you. [[User:Magda|—magda (talk)]] 20:51, 26 October 2005 (CDT)


This wiki seems to have a TON of stuff on church history, yet hardly has anything on the foundations of the faith (Jesus Christ, Trinity). Not only is there very little on the Jesus Christ article, there are no other articles relating to him (resurrection, ascension, life and ministry, etc...). I fear this site is getting too caught up in history, and I hope you can build solid foundations before you become more broad and general. Just my two cents. J23 00:11, 31 October 2005 (CST)

Part of it is, I think, that our current contributors feel less qualified to work on such articles and so they are being approached with much more caution. Feel free to assist in those areas. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 05:48, 31 October 2005 (CST)

Featured Article

If I may ask of the featured article to be changed (it has been a little while), I also proffer suggestions: Afterfeast, Autocephaly, Basil the Great. No vested interest - pretty much anything will do, just to get it cycling again. -- oea 00:06, 3 November 2005 (CST)

Agreed! Fr. John
Yes, please do so. I don't really have the time right now to continue to maintain this as I have. I've been hoping that others would join in. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:03, 3 November 2005 (CST)

"Strictly speaking, Byzantine Chant is the sacred chant of Christian Churches following the Orthodox rite." I am sorry, but I can't accept this at all, as it is a big historical error. We may only say "following actually the Eastern Orthodox rite". Gallican, Syriac and so on existed before the raise of a particular Byzantine sacred chant. 300 years before Constantinople, the Church was already Orthodox. If someone do not agree, this would mean he thinks saint Paul or saint Irenaeus of Lyon were heterodox.. -- StMaterne

Interestingly, what we now know as Byzantine chant essentially came out of the Syriac church. The vast majority of what now makes up the hymnography and music of the Orthodox Church came from the ascetic life in Syria.
Anyway, if you disagree with the article, perhaps you could address your concerns on its talk page? —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:36, March 17, 2006 (CST)


We can get the Old Calendar saints on the main page also. The free script is at

You're busted for authorial promotion Aleks!! Not sure how to integrate the script onto an OrthodoxWiki page -- maybe through an extension? If you can figure it out, let me know. Fr. John


No pink. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 22:28, November 23, 2005 (CST)

Ok, ok! Maybe beige? Something warm. Fr. John

P.S. I thought you were going to say that. Fr. John

St. Sava commemoration

This is Alexi. May I ask you to mention on today's feasts that 27 january in Serbia and Montenegro, and wherevr Serbs live, is St. Sava's Day, one of the most important church holidays for Serbs! Alexi

Does that work for everyone? —magda (talk) 08:53, January 27, 2006 (CST)
Well, our calendar system for fixed feasts is necessarily New Calendar, since I don't think the wiki can automatically support a -13 on its day calculation. (St. Sava's day is the 14th of January.) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 12:56, January 27, 2006 (CST)

Mainstream Chalcedonian Bias

May I open a discussion on the appropriateness or otherwise of insisting on Mainstream Chalcedonian Bias (MCB) at all times on OrthodoxWiki (OR).

To my mind this often takes OR out of step with current attitudes and trends within the Mainstream Orthodox Churches themselves.

One example is OR's rejection of my use of Pre-Chalcedonian to describe those Orthodox Churches which had difficulty accepting the decisions of Chalcedon being enforced on them by Imperial troops. Mainstream Orthodox Churches are using the term Pre-Chalcedonian in preference to Non-Chalcedonian (the term currently used on OR). Pre-Chalcedonian is a neutral non-offensive term for those who did not agree to the emperor's dictat.

For instance, in April 2006 Moscow decided to formally visit the Chalcedonian Christological problem in great depth, and set up a Select Committee to investigate current notions[1]. The Holy Synod of Moscow also uses the term Pre-Chalcedonian in preference to the emotive and biased term Non-Chalcedonian.

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