Talk:New Martyrs of Optina Pustyn

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OH MY! This page is exciting! At work, I have had over the last few months a printout of a priest who is ringing some massive bells ...everyone at work asks me questions about it all the time. Reading this article, I have found out that his name is Monk Ferapont, since the picture in this article of him ringing the bells is the exact same one as mine!! Ok ... now I can share information about him with people. Vasiliki 15:23, January 24, 2008 (PST)

Cleanup and Copyright tags

Hello Father, Greetings. I agree with the cleaup tag, the original article is quite long and was much more biographical than an encyclopedic entry; so it may be well either to remove Tatyana's original article altogether and start fresh, or else to condense/rework it, what do you think? Since permission was granted I entered it originally in order to share the information, but it does need to be more encyclopedic I agree.

As for the copyright question, I have attached the original email I received from Voice of Russia, who owns the copyright, granting permission to repost to OrthodoxWiki, so that should not be an issue. Here it is for the record:

From: world [1]

Sent: January 24, 2008 8:50 AM

To: <snip>


Dear (Chris), Thank you for your letter which we received today. We are happy to know that you visit the Voice of Russia website, thank you for your interest. Special thanks for your letter of comments on our program “NEW MARTYRS OF THE OPTINA PUSTYN” prepared in the framework of our CHRISTIAN MESSAGE FROM MOSCOW weekly feature. We readily allow you to re-post the article on the Orthodox website OrthodoxWiki with obligatory mentioning of the Voice of Russia’s web site as the source. We will appreciate it if you also post a link to the Christian Message from Moscow webpage ( ); as of late the program is posted in its text and audio formats, and we hope that the visitors of the OrthodoxWiki website will be interested in not only reading the articles but listening to the programs or downloading them. We also offer a weekly supplement to the Christian Message from Moscow – Spiritual Flowerbed (also posted in text and audio versions), if you are interested, please go to <snip> If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

With warmest wishes,

Sincerely yours,

Elena Osipova

Letters Department

World Service

Voice of Russia

Feel free to remove it Father if a shorter entry would be better; however if we keep it with the aim of cleaning it up, I think the copyright tag can be removed. Thanks. Chris 12:10am, January 25, 2008 (EST)