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Suggestion for a 'Latest Church news' feature on OrthodoxWiki homepage

The items under this rubric would be linked to relevant entries in OrthodoxWiki, for example:

Format: each listed news item will have a short ~20-word description allowing links to relevant entries from OrthodoxWiki, besides a link to the original news source for full details. For example:

4 Nov 05: His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits 'Economist' HQ in London and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences; states that Ecumenical Patriarchate could be Europe's bridge with Islam (original news sources: ana.gr (1), ana.gr (2))

Update frequency: ideally daily, but perhaps every 2-3 days or weekly to reduce the burden of editing/updating it

Possible sources: official Church pages, Christian newsagencies, and news aggregators like http://news.google.com (search using suitable keywords, e.g., http://news.google.com/news?&q=bartholomew%20ecumenical - http://news.google.com/news?&q=alexy%20II - http://news.google.com/news?&q=orthodox+church )

Pros: dynamic content that adds life and "up-to-the-minute" currency to OrthodoxWiki; increases visitor retention/repeat visitors' rates; fosters/encourages the building of a strong online community; raises readers' awareness/presents them with an 'agenda for specific prayers' about the universal Church (Church around the world), the one Body of Christ, and the daily affairs and concerns of fellow Christians worldwide, not just in the West or in the country where one lives

Cons: time and deication needed to maintain it


Hi, the best way to do this would be to simply include RSS feeds from a few different news sources. I have this set up, in a very basic way, at www.orthodoxnewswire.com. Let me check into the possibilities for doing this on OWiki. I'm not sure this feature is available yet, but hopefully in the future. I don't think it makes sense to do this manually. Fr. John

Update: This has been implemented at Orthodox news. Fr. John 23:36, November 29, 2005 (CST)

Parish template

I'm not very good at manipulating Wiki code here (I fare better on Wikipedia), but I was hoping to add a new template specifically for use on parish pages. It would be in a format similar to Template:Diocese, but with different fields. Any help would be appreciated. cholmes75 18:24, June 8, 2006 (CDT)

What topics were you thinking about listing? I think its favorability will depend on its use. Joe 2006-06-08

List of British Saints

Here is a list of British Saints that should have corresponding articles, can someone help me sort out the ones that already have links and create articles for those that dont? Vasiliki 03:24, May 19, 2009 (UTC)

  1. Nectan of Hartland
  2. Rumon of Tavistock
  3. Urith of Chittlehampton
  4. Sidwell and Juthwara
  5. Brannoc of Braunton
  6. Holy Archbishops of Canterbury
  7. Edwin and Enfleda
  8. Eanswythe of Folkestone
  9. Oswald of Northumbria
  10. Paulinus and Ithamar
  11. Birinus of Dorchester-on-Thames
  12. Oswin of Deira
  13. Felix of Dunwich
  14. Fursey of Burgh Castle and Péronne
  15. Rumwold of Buckingham
  16. Ethelred and Ethelbricht
  17. Ethelwin of Athelney
  18. Cedd and Diuma
  19. Chad, Wulfade, and Rufine
  20. Kyneburga, Kyneswitha, and Tibba
  21. Hilda of Whitby
  22. Botolph and Adolph
  23. Ebba I and Ebba II
  24. Boisil and Eata
  25. Theodore of Canterbury
  26. Adrian of Canterbury
  27. Earconwald and Ethelburga
  28. Hybald of Hibaldstow
  29. Ethilwald of Farne
  30. Iwi of Lindisfarne and Brittany
  31. Etheldreda, Sexburga, Ermenhilda, and Huna
  32. Osyth of Chich
  33. Werburga of Hanbury
  34. Hedda of Winchester
  35. Aldhelm of Sherborne
  36. Mildburga, Mildred, and Mildgytha
  37. Egwin and Credan
  38. Pega of Peakirk
  39. John of Beverley
  40. Cuthburga and Coenburga
  41. Bede of Wearmouth-Jarrow
  42. Holy Bishops of Lindisfarne
  43. Frideswide of Oxford
  44. Withburga of East Dereham
  45. Wendreda of March
  46. Cuthman of Steyning
  47. Ceolwulf of Northumbria and Lindisfarne
  48. Acca and Alcmund
  49. Congar of Congresbury
  50. Decuman of Watchet

Creating new templates: "Merge to" and "Merge from"

I have noticed a tendency where some new users are creating new articles for subjects where there is an existing article already. I thought about creating two templates here on OW, so as to mark these articles, patterned on the Wikipedia templates: Template:Merge to and Template:Merge from. Any technical wizards out there who can help to create a version of these here on OW? Thanks, Angellight 888 10:28, August 23, 2013 (HST)