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Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Alice] #322437
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Ray,

I'm impressed with the improvements in Ss Cyril & Methodius' website since I visited it last. It's very professional in appearance (and professional is a good thing, albeit you wouldn't hear me complaining about a serviceable site cobbled together using geocities technology either).

The photo galleries are great - they depict a parish that is alive and thriving. The testimonies as to "Why I am a Byzantine Catholic" are insightful and touching to read (as with those I mentioned earlier on St Meleny's site in reference to people's reasons for finding their spiritual home in the East - Catholic and Orthodox).

However, I would echo two of Deacon Tony's concerns: (1) the heavy identification with the Latin Church, with absolutely no reference made to the parish's own canonical jurisdiction; and (2) a 3 month out-of-date bulletin link. (I'm not really bothered by the lack of a photo specifically identifying the pastor; I think it's a 'nice-to-have', but not essential touch.)

Father Stephanos,

Bless, Father,

Nice calendar! The bi-lingual bulletin is also impressive, as is the list of programs being carried out in the parish. Photos of parish activities would be a great addition and I did see references to those 'coming soon'.

Btw, the footer used on all the pages is an exquisite piece of Western religious art (which I suspect I should be able to name, but can't - and it's driving me crazy).

Many years,

Neil



"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Irish Melkite] #322440
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This is a bit off-topic, but I happened on the website of St Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough, NJ, last evening - solely by accident. It's a nice site that looks to still be in the process of development, but not yet at the stage where it would be featured here.

However, I discovered - on its links page - that the first 3 links after that of the Eparchy of Passaic were to ByzCath. The first is to our site's front page, the second to our still fledgling Directory, and the third to a page here that lists all of the Eastern and Oriental Churches, Catholic and Orthodox. (This is the first link to the Directory that I've seen posted by any parish and I'm absolutely delighted that they saw fit to include it.)

Many years,

Neil (begging pardon for disrupting the flow of the thread)


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Irish Melkite] #322619
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Check out my parish site; there are links to audio and video of our very fine choir, plus lots of photos of parish life: www.stnickbyz.com

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: iconophile] #322649
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Originally Posted by iconophile
Check out my parish site; there are links to audio and video of our very fine choir, plus lots of photos of parish life: www.stnickbyz.com


Dan,

Very, very nice and it is wonderful to see that the Divine Liturgy has been televised. However, I have to know - am I slipping or has the website been extensively revamped in recent times? I ask because I just checked the parish's Directory entry and see that I had captured an exterior, but no interior photos - and, at a quick glance, there are several available.

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Irish Melkite] #322663
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Father Miron has done an enormous amount of labor on the website and it is always a work in progress. I'm not sure what you are talking about, as the site has a wealth of photos and video links...

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Originally Posted by iconophile
Father Miron has done an enormous amount of labor on the website and it is always a work in progress. I'm not sure what you are talking about, as the site has a wealth of photos and video links...


Dan,

I was talking about the parish entry on our Directory of E&O Catholic Parishes. Usually, when I create the entry, I try to get an interior and exterior photo to display in it. As you can see, I only have an exterior at present for St Nicholas.

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Irish Melkite] #322672
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Yes, the site has been extensively revamped, and that recently.

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: iconophile] #322918
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My parish home from 1998 to 2002. Lord, how I kick myself daily for having left Alaska....still homesick after 7 years!

St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church - Anchorage, Alaska

In OLGS, Jesus Christ.

S

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Byzantinemo] #322938
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As is often the case, when someone posts photos to the forum's Photo Gallery, I take the opportunity to check out their website. Thus, I just spent some time looking at that of St Michael's UGCC Mission Chapel in Southern Pines, NC, served by Deacon Daniel, a member here (ebed melech).

It's a very well-developed site, particularly for a mission - it would do many parishes proud to have half as much material on-line. Excellent resource materials, homilies, links, weekly schedule on-line. Very nicely done!

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Irish Melkite] #322971
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Glory to IC XC!

Please visit our parish website: www.saintgeorgepittsburgh.org

We are very-very happy with the work of our wonderful webmaster Bob. He is a hard worker, easy to work with and a faithful Byzantine Catholic.

To see his work visit: www.ecwnet.org

If your parish wishes to have a website (Eastern Catholic or Orthodox), I highly recommend Bob for the job.

In Christ,

Fr. Valerian

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: Father Valerian] #322981
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Father Valerian, bless!
Your church looks beautiful. I have a friend, a Byzantine Catholic, who moved to Pittsburgh and found that the BC churches there are pretty latinized: no iconostasis, hurried liturgy, etc. So he has been going to an ACROD church, where he cannot receive communion. I told him about your parish.
It is not clear from your website or bulletin, but is your liturgy in English or Ukrainian?


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Most of the Ruthenian Parishes in the Pittsburgh area have iconostasis, some very elaborate. I would suggest that your friend look around to base his comments. Where exactly in Pittsburgh does he live?

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: iconophile] #322992
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Dear Iconophile:

Glory to IC XC!

Divine Liturgy on Sunday is celebrated at 10:00 AM. At 9:40 AM we begin with the Third Hour. The Divine Liturgy is in both English and Slavonic. The parts in Slavonic are the Little Ekteniya (after Only Begotten Son), Trisagion, Ekteniya of Fervent Supplication, Hymn at the Anaphora:Holy, Holy, Holy, Ekteniya of Supplication and Our Father is in both languages. The opening and closing hymns are also in both languages. The rest of the Divine Liturgy, the readings & homily are always in English.

Please tell your friend to come and join us for Divine Worship. If you or your friend have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a Blessed day!

In XC,

Fr. Valerian

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Thank you, Father; will do...

Re: Parish Websites Worth Seeing [Re: iconophile] #322999
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I have not posted anything for awhile, but I have enjoyed greatly visiting the many vatied topic posts that have been made. While you are surfing, please try St. Dionysios GO site in KC Missouri and St. Luke's Byz. Catholic (Ruthenian) church site in Independence, Mo. Y'all come to St. D for the festival...enjoy the music and the food...FANTASTIC

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