- 1 Nativity series
- 2 V's Cardbox
- 3 New Martyrs
- 4 Searching
- 5 Categorizing hierarchs
- 6 Uninhabited!
- 7 'Anglo Saxon' versus 'Greek'
- 8 Featured Articles, etc.
- 9 Thanks...
- 10 The image
- 11 Robber Council(s) and St. Symeon Works...
- 12 Nicolas Mansour
- 13 Refs
- 14 Serbian Succession Boxes
- 15 Xenophontos image
- 16 RE: Stephanos of Khinolakkos (from a 200+ year-old book)
- 17 Contributed articles
- 18 chrysobullion
Could we imply that you are endorsing/advising readers to buy with confidence from these suppliers? (There are many more, but I am not sure what the rules are? Do they need to pay to you first to be listed?). ER
I don't completely understand all the options you gave, but...
My preference is for there to be individual articles titled "List of Xes of Y," where "Xes" is the highest rank for that see, e.g., List of Patriarchs of Constantinople which lists all bishops of Byzantium/Constantinople, no matter their rank. The category would be included in all articles about those bishops, and the "List of" article would also be included in the category. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 19:28, January 5, 2006 (CST)
- Your patent answers (which I never seem to think of) are why I keep asking you questions.
- And here I thought that I was just a curmudgeon who liked things his own way. :) —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 10:54, January 6, 2006 (CST)
I agree, Magda. In my mind I had questioned their inclusion in the template from the start. And their listing only added unecessary length to the "wanted" list, but after a while I didn't see them being removed. So, my attempt to remove them by writing articles!!! Please remove them. I didn't want to removed them unilaterally. Wsk 06:35, January 8, 2006 (CST)
By the way, I missed three other unhabited 'islands' that are listed in the template that also should be removed: Midway Island, Jarvis Island, and Palmyra Atoll. Wsk 09:35, January 12, 2006 (CST)
'Anglo Saxon' versus 'Greek'
You are right in your observation and I feel that I am right in mine. My contribution was based on personal observation and interpretation, and also from listening to others (though there is certainly no unanimity). It transpired that Timothy Ware is most appreciated for his scholarly work and forgiven for his 'racist' attitude towards Greeks because it is demonstrated so politely. I would argue that his 'racism' is a product of his generation. But it also the manifestation of the unreconciled heart and mind of a particular kind of convert. His intellectual approach to the Greek Orthodox faith exemplifies all the rigour of a Protestant heart and of a need for 'straight' empiricism; these are truly worthy attributes, but not appropriate for tackling the depths of Greek Orthodoxy or for coming to terms with the inherent Orthodoxy that comes from being born into an ancient Orthodox dailiness. In the case of Timothy Ware, this gap between scholarly rigour and the Orthodox condition cannot be reconciled, so it is resolved through the 'racist' attitude he was probably born into and educated by. At least, that is how I view the situation for the time being. Respectufully Politis.
Featured Articles, etc.
Thanks for the tip on plurals. I thought I recalled seeing that corrected in the other direction some time back, but am undoubtedly mistaken. It does make more sense (and less typing) to do it the way you describe.
I do seem to catch a lot of newcomers nowadays. :-)
For the kind words about my article. I thought it was a travesty that my patron didn't have an article, so I felt compelled to write this one first. Yes, I was having some issues with the picture, but I think I finally have it down. I actually tried to use the thumb tag/command (whichever is the proper term), but I used it at the same time as frame, for some reason, so it came the literal size of a thumbnail and was quite grainy. Well, now I know. Tell your husband that a random person from the internet said congrats on his upcoming deaconhood. He should become a priest next year, right? (Whoops, forgot to sign my name the first time.) Gabriela May 9, 2006, 15:07 (CST)
Robber Council(s) and St. Symeon Works...
Thanks for catching that erroneous edit Magda. I didn't realize there was more than one Robber Council. I'm guessing that you moved the works section down to External Links because they are references to external links. Should the same be done to Symeon_the_New_Theologian???
Wrt not understanding succession box: that's a very popular viewpoint at the moment - and that's aside from the fact that the succession only works one way, and that one way may not even be terribly accurate. It's definitely an area that needs more information and more work on. — Pιsτévο, at 17:03, May 28, 2006 (CDT)
Serbian Succession Boxes
Ahh, these ones I do understand. Main problem: there are two Serbian dioceses in Australia-New Zealand, and H.G. Nikanor's box had to reflect that he succeeded two bishops.
Explanatory: Since H.G. Nikanor, they have been reigned over or administered by one bishop, but the bishops immediately before that (Their Graces Sava and Luka) were only just communion with each other. Before that, they were out of communion. — edited by Pιsτévο at 19:51, June 9, 2006 (CDT)
RE: Stephanos of Khinolakkos (from a 200+ year-old book)
Thanks for your note. This is from an 18th cent. book by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain  entitled Lives of the Saints for the Whole Year, which I have an electronic copy of (the book is not fully available online from GOARCH). If you think this is still a problem, I would be happy to have this entry deleted and stop importing further entries from St. Nicodemus' book. --Arbible 04:32, August 19, 2006 (CDT)
I think what I was trying to do with the ethics articles I edited was to designate them as essentially persuasive, not encyclopedic in the sense of being purely a retelling of facts. No doubt the Church's position should be clearly stated (if there is one), but some of the articles deal with issues that have never been clearly and dogmatically defined. They just lack that neutrality that I see as intrinsic to an encyclopedia article.
I guess it's really a matter of defining what the goals for Orthowiki are and how much leeway we want to give for deviations from a strictly encyclopedic style. To me, it just seems like the talk pages would be a better place for opinion stands on debatable issues, if we ever have enough people to start really using them. Gabriela 20:34, March 3, 2007 (PST)
In Byzantine empir it is higest imperial edict with golden seal. It is similar to papal bull. It is translated in Serbian as ЗЛАТНОПЕЧАТНО СЛОВО charter with golden seal Ddpbf 19:52, March 6, 2007 (CET)