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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.

Featured Articles, etc.

Thanks for the tip on plurals. I thought I recalled seeing that corrected in the other direction some time back, but am undoubtedly mistaken. It does make more sense (and less typing) to do it the way you describe.

I do seem to catch a lot of newcomers nowadays.  :-)

How about Julian Calendar, Psalter, or Classification of Feasts for featured articles? —Dcn. David talk contribs 09:41, January 24, 2006 (CST)


For the kind words about my article. I thought it was a travesty that my patron didn't have an article, so I felt compelled to write this one first. Yes, I was having some issues with the picture, but I think I finally have it down. I actually tried to use the thumb tag/command (whichever is the proper term), but I used it at the same time as frame, for some reason, so it came the literal size of a thumbnail and was quite grainy. Well, now I know. Tell your husband that a random person from the internet said congrats on his upcoming deaconhood. He should become a priest next year, right? (Whoops, forgot to sign my name the first time.) Gabriela May 9, 2006, 15:07 (CST)

The image

GFDL, for sure. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 15:18, May 16, 2006 (CDT)

Robber Council(s) and St. Symeon Works...

Thanks for catching that erroneous edit Magda. I didn't realize there was more than one Robber Council. I'm guessing that you moved the works section down to External Links because they are references to external links. Should the same be done to Symeon_the_New_Theologian???

~~John Cz. talk 10:49, May 23, 2006 (CDT)

Nicolas Mansour

Wrt not understanding succession box: that's a very popular viewpoint at the moment - and that's aside from the fact that the succession only works one way, and that one way may not even be terribly accurate. It's definitely an area that needs more information and more work on. — sτévο, at 17:03, May 28, 2006 (CDT)


Thanks for fixing the note in the Orthodox Study Bible article. I was only familiar with how Wikipedia formats those. cholmes75 11:24, June 9, 2006 (CDT)

Serbian Succession Boxes

Ahh, these ones I do understand. Main problem: there are two Serbian dioceses in Australia-New Zealand, and H.G. Nikanor's box had to reflect that he succeeded two bishops.

Explanatory: Since H.G. Nikanor, they have been reigned over or administered by one bishop, but the bishops immediately before that (Their Graces Sava and Luka) were only just communion with each other. Before that, they were out of communion. — edited by sτévο at 19:51, June 9, 2006 (CDT)

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