RSS feed is back

Some of you may have noticed that we’ve been having some difficulties with our RSS feed from the site. Well, now it appears to be back in working order. So, if you haven’t been seeing our posts (because you read only via syndication), welcome back. Make sure you check back through the site to see…

Shifting Gears

If you’re a regular reader of this website, you’ve no doubt noticed a precipitous decline in the frequency of posts. Until last spring, we posted one new article per weekday — five articles a week, 20+ per month. I wrote the vast majority of them, and while I had a great time doing it, it was…

Interview with Byzantine, Texas blog

Readers of OrthodoxHistory.org may be interested in a recent interview I did with the “Byzantine, Texas” blog. We discussed the history of SOCHA, our membership drive, and our plans for the future. I’d like to thank the blog’s proprietor, “Josephus Flavius,” for the opportunity. To read the interview, click here.

Become a member of SOCHA today!

The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas (SOCHA) began last year with a small number of members — our three directors and the members of our advisory board. Since then, we have been amazed with the level of interest people have shown in American Orthodox history. Today, we are throwing the doors open…

Want to write about American Orthodox history?

Dear Readers, Since we started this website last June, we have published around 300 articles. I believe I’ve written the majority of them, but we’ve received many outstanding contributions from other SOCHA members and guest authors. Up to now, all of the guest articles have come at my request — as editor, I’ve specifically sought out other…

Website study survey closed

On March 23, 2010, we linked to a survey of the OrthodoxHistory.org site being conducted by Donna Mazziotti, a librarian at the University of Scranton. The study is wrapping up, so the survey is now closed. On behalf of Miss Mazziotti, thank you for your responses. If you are interested in contacting her about this…

A break for Holy Week

For the remainder of Holy Week, I’m going to take a break from writing new articles. We’ll have new material up on Bright Monday, April 5. In the meantime, feel free to check out our many past articles — we’ve got almost 200 up so far, and you can navigate them with the “tags” on…

OrthodoxHistory.org User Survey

Dear Friends, Donna Mazziotti, a librarian at The University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is conducting a study about theology and technology. She would love to hear from OrthodoxHistory.org users about how they access the content and use the information contained on OrthodoxHistory.org. As a user of this site and its content, please take a…

A note of thanks

I happened to pick up an old favorite off the bookshelf recently — E.H. Carr’s classic What Is History?, published in 1961. It’s a wonderful little book about the method of history; if you majored in history in college, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it. It’s not quite Robin Collingwood, but it’s pretty…