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Nativity series

Sounds great, but what did you have in mind? (Or were you hoping I'd provide that?)  :) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 14:24, December 23, 2005 (CST)

V's Cardbox

Could we imply that you are endorsing/advising readers to buy with confidence from these suppliers? (There are many more, but I am not sure what the rules are? Do they need to pay to you first to be listed?). ER

New Martyrs

I'm actively putting together a separate article at this moment!  :) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:35, January 3, 2006 (CST)


Yeah, I've noticed that sort of thing before, too, both here and on Wikipedia. I don't understand it.  :/ —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 08:40, January 4, 2006 (CST)

Categorizing hierarchs

I don't completely understand all the options you gave, but...

My preference is for there to be individual articles titled "List of Xes of Y," where "Xes" is the highest rank for that see, e.g., List of Patriarchs of Constantinople which lists all bishops of Byzantium/Constantinople, no matter their rank. The category would be included in all articles about those bishops, and the "List of" article would also be included in the category. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 19:28, January 5, 2006 (CST)

Your patent answers (which I never seem to think of) are why I keep asking you questions.
And here I thought that I was just a curmudgeon who liked things his own way.  :) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 10:54, January 6, 2006 (CST)


I agree, Magda. In my mind I had questioned their inclusion in the template from the start. And their listing only added unecessary length to the "wanted" list, but after a while I didn't see them being removed. So, my attempt to remove them by writing articles!!! Please remove them. I didn't want to removed them unilaterally. Wsk 06:35, January 8, 2006 (CST)

By the way, I missed three other unhabited 'islands' that are listed in the template that also should be removed: Midway Island, Jarvis Island, and Palmyra Atoll. Wsk 09:35, January 12, 2006 (CST)

'Anglo Saxon' versus 'Greek'

You are right in your observation and I feel that I am right in mine. My contribution was based on personal observation and interpretation, and also from listening to others (though there is certainly no unanimity). It transpired that Timothy Ware is most appreciated for his scholarly work and forgiven for his 'racist' attitude towards Greeks because it is demonstrated so politely. I would argue that his 'racism' is a product of his generation. But it also the manifestation of the unreconciled heart and mind of a particular kind of convert. His intellectual approach to the Greek Orthodox faith exemplifies all the rigour of a Protestant heart and of a need for 'straight' empiricism; these are truly worthy attributes, but not appropriate for tackling the depths of Greek Orthodoxy or for coming to terms with the inherent Orthodoxy that comes from being born into an ancient Orthodox dailiness. In the case of Timothy Ware, this gap between scholarly rigour and the Orthodox condition cannot be reconciled, so it is resolved through the 'racist' attitude he was probably born into and educated by. At least, that is how I view the situation for the time being. Respectufully Politis.