|| This user was born in Australia, lives in Australia and self-referentially uses the term Australian.
|| This user's native language is Commonwealth English, and believes that this spelling is the proper spelling.
|| This user converted to Orthodoxy mainly through philosophy and/or reason.
|| This user is/was heavily influenced by Fr Seraphim (Rose) and/or St Herman's Monastery, Platina.
|| This user is in tertiary studies at an undergraduate level.
my blog is the life and times of smitty where you can find out more about me. in a fairly diving-in-the-deep-end kinda way.
i am an Orthodox residing in australia, hence my interest in the Church in australia and its near neighbours. noticing the lack of information about Orthodoxy in australia on OrthodoxWiki, i decided that the situation wasn't going to improve without personally doing something about it.
On 14/July/05, i was made a sysop of OrthodoxWiki; while being sysop of OrthodoxWiki, special attention has been given to my pet topic of Orthodoxy in Australasia. The greatest difficulty in this task is the ease of being misinterpreted, and deciding what information fits the criteria of 'encyclopedia'.
I have had two articles that I began, and/or largely wrote, made into feature articles: Orthodoxy in Australasia (15 July 2005, since split into Orthodoxy in Australia and Orthodoxy in New Zealand due to excess size) and St Irene Chrysovalantou (28 April 2006). A list of my contributions can be found here. I have made 2922 [] on OrthodoxWiki (at June 19, 2006), including 195 template edits, indicating my construction of a number of templates for use in Australasia and Oceania.