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I'm partial to the idea of restricting the use of a People category to biographical materials. When discussing the particulars of a person's life, ex: the neo-Platonism of Origen, then that could be introduced into discussions about The School of Alexandria, the 5th(?) Ecumenical Council, Heresy, Nepsis, et cetera and perhaps linked back to the bio page.

It could be that I was dropped on my head too many times as an infant, but this seems to me to be a way to avoid redundancy.

uncreatedlight 01:30, 15 Jul 2005 (EDT)

Root category

I tried to add some structure to the Categories by using category:Categories as a root category. The first set of subcategories was very loosely based on the Category groupings on our Main Page. I added category:People and category:Places as root subcategories. Andrew 08:19, March 19, 2007 (PDT)


I think the categories for Church Music and Hymnography have some overlap, and it would be a good idea to define what each category is (perhaps merge, or have one be a subcategory of the other). —magda (talk) 19:04, June 14, 2008 (UTC)

Category:Church Music is regarding the music itself, while Category:Hymnography is regarding the text. Or so it seems to me. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 19:12, June 14, 2008 (UTC)
More specifically, should Sticheron and Agni Parthene be included in Category:Hymnography and not Category:Church Music? Also, I am confused as to why some things are included in Category:Hymnography: Prayer of Saint Ephraim, Great Litany, Litany, and Litany of Fervent Supplication. I think these would fit better in a Category:Prayer (with other articles of that nature). Do we want to distinguish between hymns and prayers in this way? (Not that some cases couldn't be in both categories.) —magda (talk) 20:26, June 14, 2008 (UTC)
Sticheron and Agni Parthene are both about the hymns themselves, mainly, and not so much about the music with which they're performed. So, yes. I would not include Prayer of Saint Ephraim in either category (is it ever sung?), but the litanies I would put in Category:Hymnography. If we were to create a category for prayers, I'd think perhaps Category:Prayers would be best. It's iffy, at best, though, and potentially could end up including anything remotely liturgical. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 02:25, June 15, 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I've made those changes, and created the Category:Prayers—feel free to add further explanatory remarks, and see what the Romanian-language version has done with their category. —magda (talk) 15:32, June 21, 2008 (UTC)