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Hello, Hans, and welcome to OrthodoxWiki!

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Gabriela 20:39, February 9, 2007 (PST)


No problem, Hans. Actually, I didn't really do anything. What you got is the standardized Orthowiki greeting. All I had to do was type {{welcome}} and then sign it. I really am glad you're here, though! Good call on St. Peter's - there was definitely a church there from the earliest days, built on St. Peter's grave.

About the signature, that will work. It's a heck of a lot easier to use the tildes, though. Three of them links to your user page automatically, and four does that and the date. Don't worry, you'll get used to the basics of the wiki mark-up soon. Here's what it should look like when you're typing: ~~~~. Hope to see you around! Gabriela 06:48, February 27, 2007 (PST)


Hey Hans, and welcome to Orthodoxwiki! But foremost, I should be wishing God's blessings upon you with regard to your entry into the Holy Church. To one former traditional Catholic to another, I say to you: welcome home!

Yeah, Gabriela is pretty on the spot when it comes to greeting new peeps. I took a look at your websites, and I must say you are definitely a man after my own heart! Gabriela likes to tease me because I'm a closet monarchist. Since it won't work here in the US of A, I'm forced to vote Republican.

There used to be a great wiki here on the internet based purely on the The Silmarillion, of which I was a contributor. Unfortunately, I think the founder had other priorities, and had to close it. It's a shame because it was a great source of discussion and the reoccurring themes appearing in Tolkien's works, not to mention the Christian symbolism in both Silmarillion and LoTRs.Mike 09:18, February 27, 2007 (PST)