List of Orthodox Internet communities

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Below is an incomplete list of sites that offer individual opinions and thoughts on Orthodoxy. Many of the following individuals have formed something of an intertextual community, and you are likely to find them linking to many other Orthodox sites or blogs, and many interesting non-Orthodox ones as well.


Individual blogs


Internet forums are a place for discussion. They allow users to make a "post" about a topic and others to respond.




  • Hesychasm forum forum in Russian is moderately active, forum in English is inactive

Electronic Mailing Lists

An electronic mailing lists allows list members to dialog via email. Sometimes the contents of these emails are archived for public view and other times they are not. List members generally have the option to receive the messages one-at-a-time or in a "daily digest" that includes all of the messages for a given time period.

  • The Indiana list is one of the oldest and is known for its conservative leanings and feisty discussion.
  • OCNet - The Orthodox Christian Network. Orthodox discussion forums available as mailing lists, BBS conferences, newsgroups etc.

Yahoo! Groups

In order to join many of these groups they require approval from a Yahoo! member who is the moderator of the group. Yahoo! membership, however, is not a requirement.


  • Orthodox-Clergy - The Orthodox-Clergy email list is open to bishops, priests and deacons of all SCOBA jurisdictions, parishes of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
  • OCA-Clergy - This list is only open to priests and deacons of the Orthodox Church in America


Newsgroups are usually found within the Usenet system and generally require newsreader software to interact with them. However, Google Groups provides an online interface.

Social Networks

There are sites for developing friendships with Orthodox Christians.

There are also some for just singles, but none for an Orthodox dating service, similar to

Instant Messaging

There are several forms of instant messaging available to communicate with others online.

Internet Relay Chat (IRC)



Electronic Mailing Lists

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