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Best Orthodox Informational Websites/Blogs

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Some favorites of mine:

Orthodox Arts Journal

http://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/

Eclectic Orthodoxy (Fr Aidan Kimel's blog)

https://afkimel.wordpress.com/

The Heavy Anglo-Orthodox

http://heavyangloorthodox.blogspot.com/

Notes on Arab Orthodoxy (Samn!'s blog)

http://araborthodoxy.blogspot.com/
 

Arachne

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Those I follow:

Fr. Ted: https://frted.wordpress.com/ (definitely grab the PDF collections)

Roads from Emmaus (our own Fr. Stephen Damick): http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/

Glory to God for All Things: https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/glory2godforallthings/

Lessons from a Monastery: https://lessonsfromamonastery.wordpress.com/

Khanya: https://khanya.wordpress.com/

This Side of Glory: http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/thissideofglory/

Of course, John Sanidopoulos' Mystagogy project is always recommended. Everyone knows Mystagogy, but I enjoy its satellites Daimonologia, Honey and Hemlock and Bio-Orthodoxy every bit as much.
 

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St. Pachomius Library - Difficult to navigate, no longer updated, and much wider than it is deep, it's still more than worth the effort to dig through. And unlike a lot of other sites that have lists of Orthodox people and their works (CCEL, New Advent, etc.) this one also has a very full listing of people from more recent times, along with a few themed pages (nativity, ousia, etc.)

academia.edu - Lots of scholarly and semi-scholarly texts from modern writers on theological and philosophical topics. To give an idea of what kind of works, here're some examples that are currently in my feed:

Gregory of Nazianzus's Reception of Origen
The Mystical Ascent into Divine Darkness, from Gregory of Nyssa to Maximus the Confessor
Time for Focault? Reflections on the Roman Self from Seneca to Augustine
Understanding the structures of early Christian baptisteries
The Doctrine of the 'Intelligible Triad' in Neoplatonism and Patristics

And I second this one:

Iconodule said:
Eclectic Orthodoxy (Fr Aidan Kimel's blog)

https://afkimel.wordpress.com/
 

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Not a lot of posts or frequent but great blog:

https://servantofprayer.wordpress.com/
 

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Good:
https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith
http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/
http://www.coffeewithsistervassa.com/articles

Bad:
http://www.monomakhos.com/
https://publicorthodoxy.org/
http://orthodoxinfo.com/
 

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NicholasMyra said:
Bad:
https://publicorthodoxy.org/
I've never seen/read it before, so is it just the emphasis on social justice that landed it in the bad category? Looking through the contributors section, it seems to have several people whose work I've liked (Fr. Aidan Kimel, David Ford, Peter Bouteneff) and several other people I'd think were fairly middle-of-the-road (Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Fr. Andrew Louth)...
 

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Asteriktos said:
NicholasMyra said:
Bad:
https://publicorthodoxy.org/
I've never seen/read it before, so is it just the emphasis on social justice that landed it in the bad category? Looking through the contributors section, it seems to have several people whose work I've liked (Fr. Aidan Kimel, David Ford, Peter Bouteneff) and several other people I'd think were fairly middle-of-the-road (Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Fr. Andrew Louth)...
My gripe is that the essays posted to that site are often obfuscating, resentful and elitist in tone. It is as if they intend to alienate rather than persuade; circumcellionism in print form.

Because they are often representing positions I care about, the fact that they are destroying the credibility and ethos of those positions is highly problematic.
 

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NicholasMyra said:
Good:
https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith
http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/
http://www.coffeewithsistervassa.com/articles

Bad:
http://www.monomakhos.com/
https://publicorthodoxy.org/
http://orthodoxinfo.com/
Orthodoxinfo is a weird one. It actually has a lot of good resources, but requires discernment to weed out those resources that are actually good and Orthodox and those that are just articles by Orthodox writers with themes that fit the curator's particular views on Orthodoxy. Definitely not for the inquirer or those who are easily swayed by everything they read.

I really can't stress the "not for the inquirer" part enough. I might have converted two years earlier than I did were it not for some of the things I came across on that site causing doubts. 
 

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NicholasMyra said:
Asteriktos said:
NicholasMyra said:
Bad:
https://publicorthodoxy.org/
I've never seen/read it before, so is it just the emphasis on social justice that landed it in the bad category? Looking through the contributors section, it seems to have several people whose work I've liked (Fr. Aidan Kimel, David Ford, Peter Bouteneff) and several other people I'd think were fairly middle-of-the-road (Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Fr. Andrew Louth)...
My gripe is that the essays posted to that site are often obfuscating, resentful and elitist in tone. It is as if they intend to alienate rather than persuade; circumcellionism in print form.

Because they are often representing positions I care about, the fact that they are destroying the credibility and ethos of those positions is highly problematic.
Word of the day= Circumcellion
 

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NicholasMyra said:
http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/
He's currently working on a project called "Staying Orthodox" that I think will be very interesting when said and done.
 

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asdamick said:
Arachne said:
Roads from Emmaus (our own Fr. Stephen Damick): http://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/
It's hard to have a middle name sometimes.
Those of us who lack one can't even begin to sympathise. 8)
 
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