I am a reader, contributor, editor, and sysop here at the OW. In case you are wondering, I would refer to myself as a non-Orthodox / Heterodox Christian. I have a very strong interest in Eastern Orthodoxy and its relationship to the historic Christian faith. I also edit pages at Wikipedia, but I prefer to work here.
If you would like to learn more about me you can visit my home page, joeandjessie.net. However, I can't promise you will find lots of engaging information there. If you are more interested in my spiritual life you can read the About Joe page on my site.
My Work Here
For now, I am taking somewhat of a back-burner role here. I will most likely be monitoring Recent changes to the Wiki and editing pages that directly apply to topics I am researching. I still have an interest in working with the Help wanted and Special pages. I have worked some on the Church Calendar. I would like to start developing some series on basic Orthodox beliefs and practices: These include:
Template:Sacraments- Rdr. Andrew working on similar project
I also have interests in helping make clarifications and suggestions for the Style Manual. For instance, I would like to help keep pages clear and concise. Having really long pages runs the risk of a lot of page scrolling. On the other hand, I am learning that short pages have their own problems. Other than that, I have been organizing conversion stories. In addition to this, I hope to get some maps created.
- Joe Rodgers/irc: Used to keep track of all my IRC friends
- Joe Rodgers/sig: Used to attach quicklinks to my comment signature
Useful Internal Links
These are things I have read or seen and wanted to hold for review at a later time. Some are external links to things I like.
- How_to_edit_a_page How to edit a page at Wikipedia
- Census maps
- Public domain images
- Church Life
- Things you do in Church
- Things that are done in Church
- Devotional Life (Spirituality?)
- Things you do at home
- Things that are habits or traditions done when you are in church (e.g. covering the head)