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Internet Ministry

The Department of Internet Ministry serves the online communications needs of the Antiochian Archdiocese. The Department's team works to share the wisdom and expertise that exists across the workers and ministries of our Archdiocese, by sharing their stories and vital resources with the more than 90,000 monthly visitors to

Our work at the Department falls in to several different categories: administrative, technical, design, and editorial. Ongoing work includes the development of website content, features and functionality in support of the Archdiocese headquarters, as well as our dioceses, departments and organizations. Original content is also continually being developed and special projects completed.

The staff of the Department includes Director Douglas Cramer, Editors Ginny Nieuwsma and Andrew Frishman, Consultant Peter Samore, and Technical Consultant Michael Brooks. 

Latest Updates:

Coming Soon: New Archdiocese Website at

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Douglas Cramer, Antiochian Archdiocese Director of Internet Ministry

Under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, the Department of Internet Ministry has been at work for over a year on one of the biggest technology projects undertaken by the Archdiocese: the construction of an entirely new website at

The Archdiocese website is being completely rebuilt using state-of-the-art Internet design software and principles, centered on deployment of the latest major version of the world's leading open source content management platform, Drupal. (Learn more about Drupal, including the wide range of organizations basing their Internet publishing strategies on its capabilities, here.)

This improved version of the Archdiocese’s official Internet presence will launch this Spring, during Lent. The recently-updated visual design of the Archdiocese website (launched a year ago and including such elements as a new banner, fonts, backgrounds, menus, and homepage) will be maintained. "Under the hood," though, dozens of major improvements will be introduced so that our audience of over 100,000 monthly visitors will have a significant improvement in their overall experience when they visit for news, inspiration and resources.

Some of the major changes on the way include:

Send us Your Photos and Videos from This Holy Season!

We worship Thy Nativity, O Christ.
Show us also Thy divine Theophany!

Christ is born! The team at is issuing a call for photos from your parish's celebrations, in the season of Nativity and Theophany. Send all photos to as JPEG attachments. Please send a maximum of three photos, include a caption for each photo you send, and tell us the name of the parish and priest represented by the photo. We can post videos to our Vimeo account too, so feel free to send us your videos. More questions? For general submission guidelines, read our checklist here. and Ancient Faith Collaborate on New Podcast Section

A new offering on features a selection of Ancient Faith Radio's podcasts, providing edification and ease-of-listening access for our visitors. You can find the latest releases on our homepage sidebar, and in our master collection. The section will be continually updated with episodes of popular programs by men and women from across the Antiochian Archdiocese and beyond, like "Roads From Emmaus" and "Frederica Here And Now".

Technical work was completed by developers from both Ancient Faith Ministries and the Department of Internet Ministry. "While these two departments of the Archdiocese have collaborated closely for years," noted Douglas Cramer, Archdiocese Director of Internet Ministry, "with this project the Archdiocese deepens her ability to share the rich teachings continually offered on Ancient Faith Radio's podcasts."

Dept. of Internet Ministry News Archive