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Department of Internet Ministries Launches Collaborative Network for Orthodox Christian Web Developers

New York, NY - The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministries is pleased to announce the creation of an online collaborative network for Orthodox Christian web developers and webmasters. This “webmasters” network allows individuals who are developing parish web sites, involved in their organization’s web strategy, or who wish to interact with and learn from other Orthodox Christian Internet professionals the opportunity to communicate and collaborate. Individuals may join the webmasters discussion network online at: http://www.goarch.org/listserv.

“The Department has developed this network to serve as a vital link for those who are engaged in developing Internet technologies for the Orthodox Church,” said Theo Nicolakis, Director of the Archdiocese’s Internet Ministry Department. “We have provided a forum for individuals to learn about emerging Internet technologies as well as how the manifold services offered by the Internet Ministries Department can be leveraged to enhance local ministry and outreach.”

Since its inception in 1994, the award winning Department of Internet Ministries has been pioneering the use of the Internet, multimedia, and technology for the Orthodox Church. The department is charged with the development and expansion of the Archdiocese's presence on the Internet, the creation of multimedia programs, as well as the development and integration of new technologies for Orthodox Christian ministry.

To assist the Metropolises, parishes, organizations, and institutions of the Archdiocese further their outreach, Internet Ministries offers a plethora of services and programs such as free web site, email, and listserver hosting as well as practical tools such as online calendars and message boards.

Additional information about the Department of Internet Ministries and its offerings are available at: http://www.internet.goarch.org.