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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 www.Antiochian.org.

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, and Technical Consultant Michael Brooks. Critical guidance and insight is provided on an ongoing basis by His Grace Bishop Nicholas, hierarchical overseer for the Department.

Archdiocese Launches New Website Design

The Archdiocese unveiled a new website design for www.antiochian.org on February 1, 2015, as part of a series of planned major improvements to her online ministry. The improvements introduced with the launch of the new design represent the cumulative work of a multi-year project of the Archdiocese Department of Internet Ministry.

Work on a new visual presentation for the website began in earnest in late 2012, under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of blessed memory. After a pause with his repose and the past eventful year in the life of the Archdiocese, the design has been concluded under the leadership of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, and the hierarchical overseer of the department, His Grace Bishop Nicholas.

The Archdiocese website has been in continual operation for twenty years, and since 2008 has been the primary responsibility of the Department of Internet Ministry. The website is one of the most popular English-language Orthodox Christian resources available, with an audience that has grown to 100,000 unique visitors each month, resulting in over a quarter million monthly pageviews. Included on the site are over 20,000 distinct pages, and extensive collections of graphics and documents.

The core team at the Department of Internet Ministry has been in place since 2008, and consists of director Douglas Cramer, and editors Virginia Nieuwsma and Andrew Frishman. Technical support has been provided since 2013 by SNP Technologies of Hamden, Connecticut, and their project lead Michael Brooks. Graphic design concepts and consulting for the new design were provided by Fr. Joel Wilson (OCA) of Rolla Creative of Rolla, Missouri.

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