Orthodox RSS Feeds
Orthodox RSS Feeds Currently Available
Online Chapel RSS - the daily Bible Readings, Saints lives, and Icon for your website
Iconograms RSS Channel - the upcoming 12 Saints and Feasts through Iconograms
Archdiocese News RSS - the latest news items from the Archdiocese Communications office
Archdiocese News in Greek RSS - the latest news items from the Archdiocese Communications office in Greek
Assembly of Bishops News RSS - the latest 10 news items from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America
Archbishop Demetrios' Encyclicals RSS - the latest encyclicals from the Archbishop
Archbishop Demetrios' Pastoral Reflections RSS - monthly reflections from Archbishop Demetrios
(copy any of the URLs above and paste into your RSS News Aggregator. With Mozilla Firefox, you are able to bookmark any of the RSS Feeds directly into your browser). Any links above for "PHP" will enable you to download code that you can copy into your website.
Online Chapel Raw XML Feeds
The following feeds are being offered for testing purposes. We ask that anyone who use these feeds contact our department to let us know that they are using the feed and to offer feedback (no pun intended!).
Be sure to use the "publicurl" node if you choose to make links to any detail page. Also, each feed accepts get string parameters to change the values based on date (?date=MM/DD/YYYY) or year (?year=YYYY), respectively.
Online Chapel Daily XML Feed - the daily Bible Readings, Saints lives, and Icon for your website in Raw XML (not RSS!)
Online Chapel Annual XML Feed - displays the movable feasts surrounding Pascha each year.
What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" -- it's a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.
RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them.
- Text courtesy of www.xml.com
What can I do with Orthodox RSS?
Orthodox RSS is in Beta, which means we are currently experimenting with the capabilities of RSS with Orthodox content on the Internet. Below, you will find several RSS feeds that you may incorporate into your website or add into your news aggregator.