A New Design for Antiochian.org


image Our team here at the Department of Communications and Information Technology is implementing a new design for this website. We hope you're pleased with the results, and ask for your patience as we work through any technical difficulties that might crop up over the coming days.

Over the past months, we've worked to better understand what this site should be, and how it can best serve the needs of our Archdiocese, our Church, and our Lord. We've developed a new appreciation for the vital, organic nature of the Church, the Body of Christ, and the implications of this truth for our efforts here.

A healthy, living body, our Archdiocese contains a great range of people and projects. From the leadership and guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP and our other hierarchs, to dedicated clergy and laity sustaining great works like our youth programs and the Order of St. Ignatius; from the powerful local service of pastors and congregations across North America, to the inspirational teachings of great Antiochian writers and speakers; the information, stories and resources that deserve to be communicated via this site are vast.

Likewise, Antiochian.org needs to speak to a great range of audiences. We hope to serve well the clergy and laity working diligently in support of the Archdiocese, so that they can easily access everything from important information about events and policies to well-written accounts of their brothers and sisters in Christ who are also laboring in the fields of ministry, stories that we all need to hear to increase our bonds of fellowship and find encouragement when we falter. And beyond this, we hope to be an exceptional resource for all the members of our congregations, including our youth; for Orthodox Christians of other jurisdictions; for the local and national media; and for seekers, inquirers, and other fellow travelers interested in the teachings and life today of the enduring Church of Jesus Christ.

Please use Antiochian.org as a resource, and please let us know what you like - and what you don't. While our site does need to be, in a sense, all things to all people, we will strive to take in to account all the feedback we receive. So, please email any thoughts or questions you have to us at editor@antiochian.org.