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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:

  • a news item about the new primate of the Malankara Church [1] would be linked to OrthodoxWiki page about that Church (if any exists),
  • [2] -> link to OrthodoxWiki pages about Church of Cyprus and Bartholomew I
  • [3] -> link to OrthodoxWiki pages about Church of Jerusalem and Theophilus III, etc.

(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.)

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: increase visitor retention/repeat visitors' rates - fosters/encourages the building of a strong online community - raises readers' awareness'presents an 'agenda for specific prayers' about the universal Church, the body of Christ, and the daily affairs and concerns of fellow Christians around the world.

Cons: time and deication needed to maintain it