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FAQ/Website Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of content does the Department of Internet Ministry welcome for publication on the website of the Archdiocese?

Please send us informative and inspirational articles, stories, news, events, and resources that pertain to the people and ministries of our Archdiocese. Articles can also relate to other pan-Orthodox institutions, but only if there is a clear Antiochian connection or relationship. Stories should have the blessing of your bishop, priest, or ministry leader.

Please provide us with text that is vetted by others, is well-written, and publication-ready. We will do spot editing and formatting, but submissions should come to us "clean," without needing substantial changes or improvements. At the editorial team's discretion, content may be revised as needed. In the case of substantial changes to the text, the editors will send the edited text to the original author for approval. You may also find our Submission Checklist and our Department pages helpful when preparing content.

Will you publish the obituary of my loved one?

Obituaries are priority requests, and are posted for all active members of the Antiochian Archdiocese. When submitting information, please list the parish and diocese of the departed, along with any ministries in which he or she participated, to establish a clear connection with the life of the Archdiocese.

I have something ready for submission. Where should I send it?

Please send your submission to An editorial staff member checks this e-mail daily, so it is the most efficient and direct way to publish your content. Our staff will post any standard request within three business days, with special consideration to those requests sent by hierarchs, clergy, and approved representatives of any archdiocesan entity. If there are editorial concerns with a request, we will respond within three business days to address them. If the request is more complex, we'll respond within three business days with a suggested blueprint of how to proceed.

What are your guidelines for images?

Images are one of the most compelling features of any website. Please send images, but use your best judgment and be selective. If a picture seems mediocre to you, it will probably not boost the appearance of our website in general, or your content in particular. We can post five or six of the best pictures from an event, but if more photos are submitted they will be posted via a Facebook gallery. Please be aware that we may choose to crop or otherwise edit submitted images for web presentation. Submissions should be in JPEG format at web resolution, and are best sent as e-mail attachments (to rather than pasted into the body of emails. Please also remember to include captions. We can also link to existing galleries if that information is provided.

What about Word and PDF documents?

Generally speaking, PDFs are our first choice for printable, formatted content (e.g. brochures, flyers, charts, etc.). When text is being sent, a Word document is helpful. Other file formats should be submitted only under exceptional circumstances. 

To whom do I address feedback and questions?

The e-mail address is the most efficient way to reach our editorial staff. An editor will respond promptly to your feedback and make any necessary corrections. We make daily updates to site content, including our parish directories.

My parish/diocese/ministry is hosting an event. May we publicize it through

Yes. The Department of Internet Ministry will gladly announce both large-scale and small-scale events happening throughout North America on this website. If the event is of broad interest, we may choose to highlight it on our homepage. If it is local or regional, we will post it in the News section of its respective diocesan page. Please remember to send us all of the basic information about the event, including the date, time, place, and name of the host parish with its city and state. Provide the necessary contact or RSVP information for prospective participants. If you include images, please provide captions (see aforementioned guidelines for images). Any other special instructions are appreciated.

My parish is developing its own website. Can The Department of Internet Ministry provide us with guidance or technical assistance?

Our staff doesn't have the resources to provide web development or technical assistance at this time, although we are exploring ways to do this in the future. We have compiled a page of resources for parish webmasters, at Your Parish and the Web. In addition, we would like to spread the word about your good work being done online. So, if you maintain a parish website and believe that there is something on your site worth highlighting across the Archdiocese, let us know!