User talk:Lazar

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Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 20:41, 28 October 2005 (CDT)

Michael (Mansbridge-Wood)

If we're going to provide negative information about someone (especially someone still alive), then there need to be sources cited. Additionally, the tone must be "just the facts" without evaluative descriptors such as "undistinguished." Historical figures will almost necessarily face more evaluation in history's remembrance of them, but we should strive to be especially charitable to our contemporaries.

If you have source documentation regarding Fr. Michael's military record (and feel that it is vital to his article on OrthodoxWiki), then by all means include it. We all have "undistinguished" times in our lives, but they are not necessarily what should be included in encyclopedic articles.

As this article stands now, I can imagine a reader stumbling across it and asking, "What does all this have to do with the Orthodox Church?" If he is a hieromonk, that should be mentioned. His monastery should be mentioned. And so forth.

Please be sure to read the links in the welcome message left in your Talk page (especially the Style Manual. Thanks for your contributions! —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 05:11, 29 October 2005 (CDT)

Hi, I was asing what this had to do with the Orthodox church since I ran across the article without first reading the monastery article. There was no mention of Orthodoxy at all, nor or his monastic life. Because the bio was so short, I've simply added it to the monastery page (Monastery_of_St_Petroc_(Cascades,_Tasmania)). We can always separate it again if there's more material to beef it up. I agree with User:ASDamick's concern about the word "undistinguish" -- perhaps this is to contrast his previous life with his ecclesiastical life? In any case, better, I think, to fix it up.

All that said, just a note too to say thank you for your contributions. One of the joys of OrthodoxWiki is how much I've learned about the different pockets of Orthodox believers all over the world! Fr. John 14:32, 29 October 2005 (CDT); article link edited by Pistevo on 13 May 2006.