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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Mathiasrex, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!  Johntex\talk 22:03, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

  • Thanks you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Please don't vandalize. If you continue vandalizing my user page, you may be blocked from further editing. --Ghirla | talk 13:29, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Sources for Polish National Government[edit]

Hello. Good work on Polish National Government, and thanks for the contribution. However, you did not provide any references or sources in the article. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a push to encourage editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. Can you list in the article any websites, books, or other sources that will allow people to verify the content in Polish National Government? You can simply add links, preferably as inline citations, or see citation templates for different citation methods. Thanks!--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 00:33, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for providing the references for this article. Could you do the same for other articles you have created?--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 16:21, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Waterloo[edit]

Please provide appropriate references for your assertion, as it is contentious in nature. Please don't revert but use talk pages to discuss proposed changes. All the best, Ghirla | talk 10:34, 13 January 2006 (UTC) Ok even greater battle in Europe since waterloo was Battle of Olszynka Grochowska 1831, where 40 000 Poles defeated 60 000 Russians.

New articles annoucement[edit]

Since you are creating quite a few Poland-related articles, you may want to announce them at Portal:Poland/New article announcements. Also, please see the Template:Poland-stub/Template:Battle-stub - since most of your articles are stubs you may want to tag them as such.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 16:21, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Polish_Wikipedians'_notice_board[edit]

You may be interested in joining this discussion forum.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 16:23, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Babel[edit]

If you decide to create a user page, this page has info on nice templates to fill it up with.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 16:23, 14 January 2006 (UTC)

Redirects[edit]

Hello. Why are you changing redirect pages and giving new redirects to null pages? This is pointless vandalism. - Calgacus 22:38, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

Someone (i mean some Lithuanian), deleted my new historically emended page of Władysław II Jagiełło. Mathiasrex

Request[edit]

Pretty please, when you create a new article, tell us about it at Portal:Poland/New article announcements.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 03:52, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Request for edit summary[edit]

Hi. I am a bot, and I am writing to you with a request. I would like to ask you, if possible, to use edit summaries a bit more often when you contribute. The reason an edit summary is important is because it allows your fellow contributors to understand what you changed; you can think of it as the "Subject:" line in an email. For your information, your current edit summary usage is 4% for major edits and 1% for minor edits. (Based on the last 150 major and 150 minor edits in the article namespace.)

This is just a suggestion, and I hope that I did not appear impolite. You do not need to reply to this message, but if you would like to give me feedback, you can do so at the feedback page. Thank you, and happy edits, Mathbot 14:00, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

WWII pics[edit]

Hi there! Mind if I asked where did you take all those precious colour WWII pics from? Is it the Bolas' collection by any chance? Halibutt 15:09, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Maps[edit]

Hi there. I noticed you violated my copyrights several times in a row. I kindly ask you to abide by the GFDL and properly attribute those maps to their author. And no, you're not the author of those maps.

Image:Irp.jpg, Image:PodlaskieIRP.JPG, Image:PodlaskieIRP.JPG, Image:SmoleńskieIRP.JPG, Image:PodlaskieRP.JPG, Image:CzernihowskieIRP.JPG, Image:WitebskieIRP.JPG, Image:PodolskieIRP.JPG, Image:MińskieIRP.JPG, Image:MścisławskieIRP.JPG, Image:PołockieIRP.JPG, Image:PoznańskieIRP.JPG, Image:RawskieIRP.JPG, Image:Irp1635.jpg, Image:IRP3Narodów.JPG, Image:PolSwedU.JPG, Image:Irp1701.jpg, Image:RP 1686.JPG, Image:RP 1701.JPG, Image:7 yearswar.JPG, Image:UPolSzwedz.JPG, Image:PolRuswar 1792.JPG, Image:PolishRuswar 1792.JPG...

Halibutt 07:24, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm still waiting for your reply. However, this won't last forever. In less then a week I will ask for all of these to be deleted as copyright infringements. Or perhaps there is some other solution? //Halibutt 19:30, 26 April 2006 (UTC)

Kamianets-Podilskyi[edit]

Hi Mathiasrex,

I reverted your edit because the Polish name (along with the Rusisan and Latin ones) are already mentioned in the 2nd paragraph of the article. Cheers, Khoikhoi 00:17, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Saints Wikiproject[edit]

I noted that you have been contributing to articles about saints. I invite you to join the WikiProject Saints. You can sign up on the page and add the following userbox to your user page.

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Thanks! --evrik 18:21, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

PodlaskieRP.JPG[edit]

Hi Mathias. I just noticed a few errors in an image uploaded by you: (Image:PodlaskieRP.JPG).

The legend says that the map shows the 1635 situation, but the Danish-Swedish border is wrong. In 1635, all of Skåneland was Danish territory. Skåneland was surrendered in 1658. On the positive side: the island Saaremaa (= Øsel / Ösel) in Estonia is coloured correctly. It was surrendered in 1645. Lastly, Karlskrona (modern Sweden) was founded after the 1658 war. If you've made similar maps using the same year as basis, you might want to check them as well. Otherwise a very nice map. Regards. Valentinian (talk) 20:37, 9 June 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for your Poland-related contributions[edit]

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Hello Mathiasrex! Thank you for your contributions related to Poland. You may be interested in visiting Portal:Poland/Poland-related Wikipedia notice board, joining our discussions and sharing your creations with us.

--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 19:23, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Jogaila[edit]

Take a look at our new article Jogaila with special attention paid to the vote. Pawel z Niepolomic 14:03, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Smok[edit]

Jeśli ta fotka image:Polish galeon Smok.PNG była zrobiona w jakimś muzeum, warto byłoby to napisać. Pibwl ←« 18:31, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 18 August, 2006, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article cursed soldiers, which you created. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

trireme[edit]

May I put this image Image:Romtrireme.jpg to Commons ? thanks fr:Discussion Utilisateur:Vincnet

Wladyslaw II.[edit]

You can look at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image_talk:W%C5%82adys%C5%82aw_II.jpg ? Tabularius

Mikołaj Hussowczyk[edit]

Provide the sources for your assertions, please. The Belarusian aspect of his work is well-known from the Belarusian academic literature. Yury Tarasievich 06:48, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

trzy rewerty[edit]

Złamanie zasady trzech revertów nalezy zglaszac na WP:ANI/3RR. Z innej beczki, nie wiedzialem ze istnieje marksistowska wersja powstania Fed. - przydalby sie artykul o roznych pogladach (marskistowska nie znaczy zawsze 'zla').-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  22:19, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Untagged image[edit]

An image you uploaded, Image:Schildoh.png, was tagged with the {{coatofarms}} copyright tag. This tag was deleted because it does not actually specify the copyright status of the image. The image may need a more accurate copyright tag, or it may need to be deleted. If the image portrays a seal or emblem, it should be tagged as {{seal}}. If you have any questions, ask them at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. -- 04:25, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Image:Zbroja 1514.JPG[edit]

You've uploaded the above image to Commons. Would you please clarify on its page what museum has the armor in its collection, or should I say, where exactly was the picture taken? I'm looking for something similar for the article on National Museum in Kraków. Greetings. Poeticbent 12:14, 9 January 2007 (UTC)


Kellner[edit]

I wonder if you might contact me by email, at rskellner AT cox DOT net concerning the Friedrich Kellner WWII diary. There is information about the diary on the German and English Wikipedia sites, and I am hoping to find a way to get it on Polish Wikipedia as well. I would greatly appreciate assistance. Thank you, Dr. Robert Scott Kellner, College Station, Texas

Jellybeans[edit]

You have been awarded these Jelly Beans from -The Doctor- Please, enjoy them.

Here are some Jelly beans for you. I love jelly beans as they have sugar in them and most people love sugar. But on the other hand just receiving somthing from somone else just makes you happy and also just giving this to you makes me happy. I hope to spread the jelly beans all over Wikipedia, so here, you can have this lot. Please enjoy them. (I like the lime ones.)

Editors need a bit of a sugar high too.

An apple a day keeps -The Doctor- away. Or does it! (talk)(contribs) 02:20, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Possible renaming of Wikipedia:WikiProject Saints[edit]

It has been suggested that the above named project be renamed Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian saints. Please express your opinion on this proposed renaming, and the accompanying re-definition of the scope of the project, here. John Carter 17:17, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Schildoh.png)[edit]

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RfAr[edit]

Hi, I see you added some evidence against Piotrus. I'm afraid it's too late as voting has started already. Could you check Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/Piotrus/Workshop and propose a remedy (or a finding of fact) which you think may be feasible? --Ghirla-трёп- 12:30, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Henryk Tomaszewski[edit]

Dear Mister Mathiasrex,

I would very much like to know from where you got the information that the great polish artist Henryk Tomaszewski has been a spy, and has even denounced his friends to the Communist Secret Police. It is a n extremely grave accuse, and it should be documented . Please send your answer to this e-mail address: mikadenku@libero.it Thank you Roberta Taddei

Copernicus[edit]

¿Why does Copernicus was not a Polish and Dürer and Beethoven were Germans? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nationalism Patrol (talkcontribs) 13:22, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Citation requested[edit]

From a work you cited: see Talk:Mikołaj Hussowczyk#Quote and translation request.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  17:16, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Obrazki[edit]

Skad wiesz ze Image:Antoni Benedykt Konstanty Lubomirski (XVIII-1761).jpg jest lepszym opisem niz Image:Andrzej Mokronowski (1713-1784).jpg? -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  06:05, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Ok, skasowalem.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk  22:37, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Category:Łańcut Palace[edit]

Na commons dodalem zestaw portetow z Lancuta, ale w wiekszosci przypadkow nie byly opisane. Moze jakies zidenifikujesz... -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 17:46, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Marie Curie as a Légion d'honneur recipient[edit]

Hi. You recently added Marie Curie to Category:Légion d'honneur recipients. However, it is fairly well known that she (and Pierre) refused this distinction. I have therefore reverted your edit. If you can cite a reliable source saying otherwise, please do so -- either in the article itself, or on Talk:Marie Curie. Thanks, Hqb (talk) 14:38, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Radziwiłł - piorun czy grzmot?[edit]

Please see Talk:Krzysztof Mikołaj "the Thunderbolt" Radziwiłł#Lightning or Thunderbolt?. I believe Lightning is better (posted there).-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus | talk 17:57, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Image:Wilhelm1.jpg[edit]

Could you have a look at Image:Wilhelm1.jpg, please? Since the source is missing, they want to delete it. It seems that you have uploaded the original picture. Thank you! --Liberal Freemason (talk) 11:41, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

LGBT Category[edit]

Hi, Mathiasrex! I notice that you added Jerzy Zawieyski and Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz to the Category:LGBT people from Poland. They really can't be categorized like that unless a) they really are gay or bisexual, b) the article states their sexuality, and c) there's a reliable source included. Thanks! -- SatyrTN (talk | contribs) 17:05, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

For creating a bunch of useful categories. May I suggest annoucing them at WP:PWNB talk or new articles section?-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 19:19, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I asked for input on deletion at PWNB talk, you may want to endorse my request. Regarding the law, I don't know, unfortunately; you may want to ask it there, too.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:47, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Konstanty Ostrogski[edit]

There seem to be some problem with the pictures.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 00:08, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Przydatne[edit]

Category:Polish navigational boxes.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 01:04, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Lithuanian Seimas[edit]

Co do Template:Seimas of Lithuania, sugerowalbym stworzenie osobnego szablonu dla czasow PLC. Nazwa szablonu jest mylaca, ale takze - bylo tych sejmow kilkadziesiat jesli nie ponad 100, i nie ma co przeladowywac wielkim szablonem sejmow po 1795.-- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 02:28, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Ano. Z np. Election sejm of 1632 (w tym jednym roku byly bodajze 3 sejmy...). No a sejmiki... -- Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 02:34, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 15 December, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Otto Magnus von Stackelberg (ambassador), which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Royalbroil 14:40, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On December 18, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Judeopolonia, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Thanks for your contributions! Royalbroil 03:48, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Wisława Szymborska[edit]

Thanks for your recent, interesting edits to Wisława Szymborska. Could you please give a source for them? And please keep in mind that the tag "minor" is just for edits which are actually minor (say, a misplaced comma), not for adding claims of some relevance. Thank, happy editing, Goochelaar (talk) 00:47, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Wesołych![edit]

User:Piotrus and friends, in the midsts of Wigilia, wish you to enjoy this Christmas Eve!

Barnstar[edit]

BoNM-Poland.png The Polish Barnstar of National Merit, 2nd Class
I, Tymek (talk) 14:04, 18 January 2008 (UTC), am awarding you this Barnstar in appreciation of your excellent work on Poland-related topics. Good job!

Pytanie o IWŚ[edit]

Mam do ciebie jako znawcy historii pytanie. Pamiętam trochę informację o tym, iż pierwsza bitwa w IWŚ Polaków jako własnej strony miała miejsce gdy oddziały mające z sobą walczyć Rosji i Austrii(albo Niemiec) składające się z Polaków odmówiły rozkazu i połączyły swe siły w walce przeciw reszcie wojska. Niestety nie mogę sobie dokładnie przypomnieć szczegółów kiedy i gdzie to miało miejsce. Może ty wiesz ?--Molobo (talk) 20:09, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity[edit]

Hello Mathiasrex!

You are cordially invited to participate in WikiProject Christianity

The goal of WikiProject Christianity is to improve the quality and quantity of information about Christianity available on Wikipedia. WP:X as a group does not prefer any particular tradition or denominination of Christianity, but prefers that all Christian traditions are fairly and accurately represented.

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You are receiving this invitation because you are a member of one of the related Christianity Projects and I thought that you might be interested in this project also - Tinucherian (talk) 04:49, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

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Mazowiecki[edit]

Hello, would you like to take part in a discussion with Polish administrators regarding blocking and/or removing facts from the Mazowiecki's bio? -> [1] Greetings, Uprzejmy (pl.wiki) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.111.35.174 (talk) 02:54, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter[edit]

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter[edit]

You may be interested in discussions at...[edit]

Talk:Administrative division of Polish territories after partitions and Talk:Polish historical regions.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:30, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Christianity WikiProject Newsletter - July 2008[edit]

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Edit summaries?[edit]

Hi. I notice you never use edit summaries. Please do that, so that others can see what content you are adding to articles. Thanks. Fred-J 22:13, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

NowCommons: Image:IPotocki.jpg[edit]

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File:Norbertsaint.jpg is now available as Commons:File:Norberts.jpg. --Erwin85Bot (talk) 21:25, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

SlownikGeo[edit]

Hello Maciej! For 2 years now I have been working on a project to translate the Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902) from Polish to German (part of it goes to GenWiki and to Wikipedia). Although I use machine translation and a Polish-German dictionary (1878) there are about 10 ancient Polish expressions (1-3 words long) which I was not yet able to translate. Could I place these expressions here (or alternatively Do yo know a native Polish speaker with knowledge in German who could help me?). Sincerely Grey Geezer

Hello Maciej! Thank you very much for your offer! I put up some expressions, where I couldn't find the marked words (the codes above are reminders for myself). No rush... Sincerely Grey Geezer —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.141.221.231 (talk) 17:52, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Whow, you're fast! Thanks a lot! Next sentences in about 3 weeks or so.. Thanx! --83.141.221.231 (talk) 19:14, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi Mathiasrex, may I ask another question? Quite a few (old?) Polish village names - for example Rymiatowszczyzna, Moniatowszczyzna, Spitowszczyzna Sibitowszczyzna, Zborowszczyzna - end on szczyzna. What does that ending mean? I was not able to find it (what could bee its root?) in Polish dictionaries. Thanks very much for your help!. -- 09:08, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Andrzej Stanisław Załuski[edit]

Hello Maciej! Can you please tell, where one can find the original painting of Andrzej Stanisław Załuski you have added ( Andrzej Stanisław Załuski Bishop of Kraków, from anonymous XVIII century painting image taken by User:Mathiasrex Maciej Szczepańczyk) - the place, where it is displayed, I mean. Thank you. m.e.g. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.76.93.44 (talk) 19:21, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Candidates for the Polish elective throne[edit]

Hello! I've seen that you added this category to Prince George of Denmark and Christina of Sweden. Could you please add this information to their articles and include some details if possible? It's an important fact for both of the articles, since George was husband of the Queen of Great Britain and Christina was Queen of Sweden (and later a candidate for Neapolitan throne) - if they were elected, Poland would enter a personal union. It's also important to note that George could not convert to Catholicism without his wife being deposed. An interesting situation would've arisen if either one of them was elected. So, could you please write something about them being considered a possible King of Poland? Surtsicna (talk) 18:17, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Krzysztof Zanussi[edit]

Jesli to bedzie czestsze, dwa wandalizmy na miesiac nie ma sensu... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:14, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Teraz sa czestsze - semi na 2 tygodnie. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 17:50, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

HMS Northumberland image[edit]

I have removed the image you (re)added to the HMS Northumberland article, which you clearly disagree with, so I will explain my reasoning to you.

I question that the model is of Northumberland, due to a glaring problem with the ship's rig. She is shown carrying a lateen mizzen yard, whereas these were replaced by gaffs attached to the mizzen mast via jaws and parrels in the 1780s, and a short time later a boom was added for the foot of the sail. No ship launched in 1798 would ever have carried a lateen mizzen yard. Additionally the sail is shown extending the full length of the yard, a practise that had fallen out of use some time before even the 1780s, hence the eventual change to the gaff. So based on that alone, the model cannot be of Northumberland, or if it is intended to be, it is a serious error that makes it non-representative.

The hull itself contains numerous issues, the most noticeable of which being the poop deck apparently running level with the capping rail of the poop bulwark. The overall quality of the model is also not particularly great, so really it can only be called a generic model of a third rate, and is most certainly not representative of Northumberland of 1798. Martocticvs (talk) 17:51, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - April 2009[edit]

Re:Bad map[edit]

Point it out on the map talk page, and to the map creator. Create a better map and replace the bad map. Tag the bad map with an appropriate template. We don't really have a right template, see my suggestion here.--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 16:57, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

CFD of Category:Victims of Communist repressions in Poland 1939-1989[edit]

This is to inform you that Category:Victims of Communist repressions in Poland 1939-1989, which you created, is being discussed at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2009_April_30#Victims_of_political_repression. Your input is welcome.--Aervanath (talk) 06:31, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Internment[edit]

Who said they were the same? Not me. NKVD Special camps imprisoned soldiers, not civilians, and so they don't qualify as interment under the definition in the article. Why should they be included in the article? - TheMightyQuill (talk) 15:11, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

And don't call me a vandal. I've been a registered user for 3 years, and have made an enormous number of constructive edits to that specific article. - TheMightyQuill (talk) 15:12, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Well of course it matters. It matters just as much as every other horrible thing done by the Soviets, or by everyone else, to those they considered criminals. The prison at Guantanamo Bay for "unlawful combatants" matters too. But we shouldn't list all of those things on the internment article, because they aren't particularly relevant. Why are Polish experiences somehow more important that all the other cases of internment included on List of concentration and internment camps that they belong in the internment article? - TheMightyQuill (talk) 22:56, 9 May 2009 (UTC)
I've reintroduced the Bar Confederation content. As for the Auschwitz thing, if it's true, you should include it at Auschwitz concentration camp. Personally, I have my doubts, but you seem to desire to blame everything from the Holocaust on the Soviet Union, so go try arguing it on the talk page there.- TheMightyQuill (talk) 13:56, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - May 2009[edit]

Territorial changes of Poland[edit]

I've been working on Territorial changes of Poland trying to find links for each Territorial changes. I wondering if you know where I can find out more information about the following Territorial changes:

  • The Orawa and Spisz regions that were passed to Poland at Conference of Ambassadors in Spa, Belgium on 28 July 1920. I can't find any references on A)If they were passed to Poland and B) If they were given to Poland why were they requested by Poland
  • Can't find any references that say, "an additional exchange of territories in Orava - the territory around Nižná Lipnica went to Poland, the territory around Suchá Hora and Hladovka went to Czechoslovakia. The new frontiers were confirmed by a Czechoslovak-Polish Treaty on April 24, 1925 and are identical with present-day borders."
  • Can't find any references that for the 1948 transfer of the Village of Medyka near Przemyśl was transferred to Poland

Any help would be great -- Esemono (talk) 02:39, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - June 2009[edit]

CfD nomination of Category:People executed in effigie for treason against Poland[edit]

I have nominated Category:People executed in effigie for treason against Poland (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) for renaming to Category:People executed in effigy for treason against Poland (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs). Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at the discussion page. Thank you. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:32, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Canon?[edit]

Please see my notes under this heading on the talk pages of "Lucas Watzenrode the Elder" and "Jan Łaski." I think you have misidentified them both as "canons" through confusion with their namesakes. In such cases, caution is recommended. Nihil novi (talk) 21:59, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarifications.
My compliments on all your fine work. I especially admire your many fine photos. Nihil novi (talk) 22:44, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Illustrations[edit]

Do you by any chance have access to a good reproduction of Maria Wodzińska's 1835 watercolor portrait of Chopin? Or of Antoni Kamieński's 1897 portrait of Bolesław Prus?

Wodzińska's portrait or a reproduction of it might perhaps be found at one of the Chopin societies or at Warsaw's "Chopin salon" on Krakowskie Przedmieście.

Photos of these portraits would be helpful for the respective articles. Nihil novi (talk) 23:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

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Origine du portrait de Jan Ledóchowski.[edit]

Cher Mathias,

Jan Ledóchowski est un de mes ancetres par ma mere, et je viens de decouvrir le portrait que vous avez documente sur WikiPedia. Je suis a la recherche de toute information ou document sur mes ancetre Ledóchowski plus particulierement pour la periode 1715-1880, periode agitee durant laquelle different membre de ma famille ont pris part a de nombreux evenements, et se sont beaucoup deplaces en Europe. Je souhaiterai connaitre l'origine de ce portrait, et vos sources vous permettant d'affirmer de facon certaine que ce portrait est bien celui du Comte Jan Ledóchowski ne en 1790, sortie officer de cavalerie de l'ecole de guerre de Vienne en 1807, aide de camp du Prince Poniatowski et ami du baron Claude-François de Méneval, et dont le frere Joseph Ledóchowski epousa une soeur de Marie Walewska, née Laczynska.

Je vous remercie par avance, ainsi que tout autre contributeur, de toute information que vous pourrez me faire suivre. PBMFrance (talk) 16:46, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - July 2009[edit]

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - August 2009[edit]

Re: Plica polonica[edit]

I didn't write that you were wrong about Christian IV. My point is that you only removed the illustration, but didn't modify the text. You shoud either remove the reference to Christian completely from the article or, better, tag it as lacking citation. — Kpalion(talk) 17:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Copy & paste move and move without discussion[edit]

Two things re Laurynas Gucevičius: a) Please do not move pages by copying & pasting. It destroys page's history, which is required to comply with copyrights). b) Do not make controversial moves before asking on the talk page or going through WP:RM procedure. Thanks, Renata (talk) 22:31, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Re: Protection[edit]

No problem! Some of my family was from Galicia and others from Wilno. :) Pats1 T/C 19:10, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


Louis the Great[edit]

Hello! Can you expand (with 2-3 sentences) the "Determinant laws" section in Louis the Great article? Louis (as King of Poland) created some very important determinant Polish laws. Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.44.3.44 (talk) 09:55, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

3RR rule[edit]

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Know your forks[edit]

For Webster's see: Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks/Ghi#Icon_Group_International & Philip_M._Parker#Automatically_generated_books & example copyright page. Renata (talk) 12:37, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Jogaila[edit]

In 1387 Jogaila was still Grand Duke. The distinction between Supreme/Grand Dukes comes into play only after Ostrow Agreement of 1392 when Vytautas comes in power. Skirgaila, who was left to rule Lithuania in Jogaila's name, is not considered a Grand Duke but just a regent. Renata (talk) 15:09, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Re Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth capital(s)[edit]

Hello MR - just to let you know, I'm still pondering the best presentation of this issue. However, as a general rule, I think it best to keep content discussions at article talk pages rather than user talk pages, apart from friendly chatter or serious conduct issues. I believe this approach is widely approved.[citation needed] Novickas (talk) 03:20, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Re: January Suchodolski on Haitian Revolution[edit]

Mr. Szczepańczyk,

We are producing a documentary film on the Haitian earthquake, and our editors are interested in making use of an image credited to your Wikipedia account. It is a painting entitled "Bitwa na San Domingo" by January Suchodolski. We have contacted the Polish Museum in Rapperswil, and they haven't been able to provide us with the location of the original painting or the owner of licenses to this painting.

Our questions for you are: do you have a high-resolution version of your photograph available, and do you know who we would contact to license your image?

We are working under a very tight deadline, so please respond as soon as you can.

Best wishes, and much admiration for your contributions to Wikipedia,

Colin Beattie cbeattie@rainmedia.net —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.254.71.66 (talk) 16:20, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Jan Dzierzon[edit]

Imie i nazwisko Dzierzona zostalo zmieniona na Johann Dzierzon, to jest pisownia niemiecka. Britanica podaje Jan Dzierżoń (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/175400/Jan-Dzierzon) i tak powinno byc. Rowniez tu (http://bees.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=bees;idno=5017629) angielskie tlumaczenie pracy Dzierzona podaje Dzierżon, Jan. Czy skontaktowales sie z museum w Kluczborku, albo przeczytales dowody i fotokopie w podanych pracach Brozka, Gladysza i ks. Mazaka? Pomijanie zrodel polskich jest niedopuszczalne. Ci ktorzy chca zmieniac artykul powinni uznac wage zrodel polskich wage a nie lawirowac na drugorzednych przekladach i niepelnych zrodlach. Podane tez sa wspolczesne artykuly w prasie polskiej i napisane przez Polakow. Trzeba je wniesc do tekstu. Niech chociaz bedzie widoczne ze spoleczenstwo polskie ma silne zdanie na ten temat. Podaje Ci e-mail jezeli chcesz powaznie pracowac bez udzialu szpiegow: erudra@hotmail.com. --Soujdspo (talk) 22:31, 11 April 2010 (UTC)



Bierz zawsze pod uwage ze: 1) w okresie Bismarck'a zniemczano imiona celowo 2) Poszukiwania liczbowe zapisu imion na internecie sa falszywka - autorzy wtedy i dzisiaj powtarzaja to co zostalo zniemczone i wprowadzone w pismie, clowo, przez nieuwage lub niewiedze. Jedyna droga czy jego imie powinno byc pisane Jahann czy Jan jest stwierdzenie ze Dzierzon uwazal sie za Polaka i kultywowal polskos, i tak jest zgodnie z dokumentami opisanymi w pracach Brozka, Gladysza i ks. Mazaka etc. --Soujdspo (talk) 02:01, 12 April 2010 (UTC) --Soujdspo (talk) 02:40, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Nick Clegg[edit]

Hi there, you seem to know something about Polish heraldry. We know that Nick Clegg is the great-grandson of 'Ignaty Zakrevsky', who was a Russian diplomat in the 1890s and an attorney general in the Imperial Russian senate. 'Zakrevsky' had an estate near Kiev. Do you have any way of researching whether 'Zakrevsky' was related to Ignacy Wyssogota Zakrzewski (d.1802) ? A family tree would be ideal. -Chumchum7 (talk) 07:40, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Alas his family seems to be pure Russian. (Zakrevskye) just in 1686. [2]

His ancestor Закревский, Игнатий Платонович (Ignaty Platonovich Zakrevsky) was Russian attorney general of 1th Department of Governing Senate. [3] Polish Zakrzewscy was family from Wielkopolska and is no evidence that these two familes are linked in some way. Mathiasrex (talk) 14:20, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for this. By the way, you have some cool maps. i've been trying to find one that would show ALL the Polish estates, the divisions between the Crown lands, the Radziwill lands, the Zamoyski lands, the Church lands, etc etc. I wonder whether the map of the Rzepa should really look like a map of the 'patchwork quilt' of the Holy Roman Empire. Certainly, it would better illustrate how the Rzepa wasnt a centralized state like Russia or Prussia. It would be a useful tool for historians. But I've never seen such a map. -Chumchum7 (talk) 20:10, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Swedish Livonia[edit]

Livonia was definitely lost by Poland from 1629, even Polish WP has it: [4]. Please correct the date on the map to 1619-1629, as its a great map. -Chumchum7 (talk) 18:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

JKChodkiewicz.jpg[edit]

I noticed that you are the user that uploaded JKChodkiewicz.jpg; do you happen to know the name of the artist who painted the original? It's not included in the image description. siafu (talk) 16:37, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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File source problem with File:Wojciech Kossak po bitwie pod Zieleńcami.jpg[edit]

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Niemen and Vilnius[edit]

Re: [5]. Nice except that Niemen does not flow thru Vilnius. Renata (talk) 21:06, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't get it. How a meeting in Vilnius on a bridge across Niemen could have taken place or had any impact on anything if the river does not flow thru the town? Renata (talk) 00:02, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Hello M. Could you please rewrite the entries about this at Vilnius and at History of Vilnius in your own words, since your additions [6], [7], were close to verbatim from Piotr S. Wandycz's book [8]. Mr. Wandycz may have been in error about the river/bridge here, but you could address that during your rewrite by shortening the entries to read just on a bridge in Vilnius. Novickas (talk) 21:46, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Got your message. The problem remains - if he erred about the event's location in Vilnius, then it doesn't belong in the Vilnius articles; if as you assert, it took place in Kaunas, it could go there instead, but only if you can produce a reliable source for it. I truly don't think it would be acceptable to put it in Kaunas on the basis of your interpretation of his intent, without some sort of verifiable correction on his part; our own readings of 'what he meant' don't carry any weight on WP. You could write to him and ask him to clarify this, but of course a private email exchange would be problematic. He could however publish some sort of public statement. If that doesn't happen... you could still include this info in some other article using some sort of workaround. Novickas (talk) 22:29, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

WRT to copyvio - I may not have made the issue clear in terms of Wikipedia copyright policy. Your revisions [9], [10] still incorporate an entire sentence from the book - 'In August 1861, manifestations in Vilnius resulted in clashes with the Russian army.' vs the book's 'In August, 1861, manifestations in Wilno resulted in clashes with the Russian army.' [11] with a one-word difference (Wilno to Vilnius). As described here, 'there is no such thing as a safe word count'.[12] If you disagree with this, you could take it to one of the copyright boards, e.g. Wikipedia:Copyright violations. If you find it difficult to reword, several options: read the guidance at Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing, ask another editor, or wait for me to do it. Novickas (talk) 16:53, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Got your message. I still see your version as too close to the source, and again request that you bring this to a copyvio board if you disagree - altho they are swamped - if you don't post there within the next couple days, I'll do it. Novickas (talk) 17:44, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Janusz Bojarski[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Template:GCCh[edit]

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Thanks. — This, that, and the other (talk) 10:53, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Legend of maps "made in Poland"[edit]

@ Maciej!

Can't you help user:Poznaniak to produce his maps in international versions with English and perhaps German legend, in addition to the Polish version? "Zhołdowane" I did not even find in my dictionary – and most English and German readers have no Polish dictionary. Meanwhile, I've researched that, due to its use in pl.wiki, it may mean "subdued"/"unterworfen". But maps presented in WP ought to be understandable without special research.

Yours' sincerely, Ulamm (talk) 14:58, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Re: Bug[edit]

I have changed the map to "Southern Bug", reflecting the title of the current article. Feel free to take up your other arguments elsewhere :) - Jarry1250 [Who? Discuss.] 11:19, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Monitor. WikiProject Poland Newsletter: Issue 1 (April 2011)[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • April 2011
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to our first issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; in this year alone about 40 threads have been started on our discussion page, and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised.

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!

With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a [member link] at WikiProject Poland. • Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 21:11, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 21:19, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

LGBT cats[edit]

Hi Mathiasrex, thank you for your work on the articles of Polish artists and philosophers. Please add categories only where there is sourcing given in the article. With Bronisław Malinowski, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, ‎ Józef Czapski, Konstanty Jeleński and Czesław Miłosz you added LGBT cats with no cites given. WP:EGRS notes "Inclusion [in a category] must be justifiable by external references... Categories that make allegations about sexuality – such as "closeted homosexuals" or "people suspected to be gay" – are not acceptable under any circumstances." Thank you. Span (talk) 12:52, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Span (talk) 20:18, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

Not Russian[edit]

They were, sadly, Polish-Lithuanian, not Russians: [13], [14]. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 17:12, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, this is correct. You may be interested in this and this. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 20:48, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
See here, please. Good Ol’factory (talk) 22:37, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Ignacy Krasicki portrait[edit]

The Commons hold 2 portraits of Ignacy Krasicki by Per Kraft that are both labeled identically "File:Ignacy Krasicki.JPG".
One is your color portrait of 26 July 2006.
The other is a black-and-white portrait that now appears on the "Fables and Parables" page.
I would like to replace the black-and-white portrait with your color one; but I'm unable to do this because both carry the same label.
Could you possibly change the label on your color portrait -- or submit the portrait again under a different label?
Is this the maximum sharpness available with this portrait?
Where can the Per Kraft original be found?
I have long admired your photography. I would appreciate any help you could give with the Ignacy Krasicki portrait.
Thanks.
Nihil novi (talk) 06:43, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your help with the seated portrait in "Ignacy Krasicki".
Actually, what I need is your small color portrait to substitute for the black-and-white one that appears in Krasicki's "Fables and Parables".
Best,
Nihil novi (talk) 09:10, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
What I have in mind is the half-length colored portrait of Krasicki, photographed by you, that appears [15] here.
Thanks. Nihil novi (talk) 01:22, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Have you looked at [16] ? Your Krasicki portrait there is in color. That's the picture I want to put on the "Fables and Parables" page, instead of the similar but black-and-white image. Nihil novi (talk) 08:52, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
It's probably missed original portrait by Krafft, [17], take notice on difference between this one [18] Mathiasrex (talk) 09:02, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Please note that they both have the same label: "File:Ignacy Krasicki.JPG" -- which I think is why I'm unable to change the black-and-white version to the color one. Nihil novi (talk) 09:15, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Sądzę, że problem możnaby łatwo rozwiązać, gdybyś mógł stworzyć wersję swej barwnej fotografii z inną etykietką. Nihil novi (talk) 09:23, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Czyli chodzi Ci tylko o zmianę nazwy pliku czy o zmianę grafiki na kolorową. Są to dwa różne obrazy, co widać w różnicy pomiędzy szczegółami (w kolorowym Krasicki ma coś co wygląda na część kaptura). Mathiasrex (talk) 09:26, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
The first is not simply colour version of image in en wiki but is another portrait. Mathiasrex (talk) 09:23, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
I know. And that (your color portrait) is the one I'd like to use on "Fables and Parables". But I can't because it carries the same label as the black-and-white portrait. Nihil novi (talk) 09:29, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Tak -- chodzi o zmianę nazwy pliku, żeby można było użyć na "Fables and Parables". Nihil novi (talk) 09:32, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
dałem do zmiany nazwy na commons musimy zaczekać, chyba prościej byłoby skasować czarno-biały z en wiki i załadować go pod inną nazwą na commons. Mathiasrex (talk) 09:38, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Można skasować. Inna wersja czarno-biała, stworzona przez Wyciorka (19 II 2006) juź istnieje pod nazwą "File:Ignacy-Krasicki-oil.jpg". Nihil novi (talk) 09:58, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Tym bardziej, że czarno-białej "File:Ignacy Krasicki.JPG" brak, jak to stwierdzono na pliku, pewnych niezbędnych informacji (które znajdują się na pliku "File:Ignacy-Krasicki-oil.jpg" [19]: "Ignacy Krasicki, obraz olejny, 1767, Per Krafft").
Czy umiałbyś czarno-białe "File:Ignacy Krasicki.JPG" ([20]) zlikwidować? Nihil novi (talk) 05:52, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your beautiful new portrait of Ignacy Krasicki [21].
I've placed it in 6 articles which previously showed less authentic portraits. Your illustration adds greatly to the articles' attractiveness.
Thanks for your efforts and patience! Nihil novi (talk) 02:20, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Ichthus: January 2012[edit]

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From the Editor[edit]

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This month marks the observation of Pentecost, one of the most important feast of the Christian liturgical year. It is our hope here that all of you, regardless of your religious affiliation (if any), find that the holiday, and its accompanying activities, an enjoyable and beneficial experience. We also hope that this "Birthday of the Church" is one which gives you the same joy as the birthday of yourself or your loved ones.

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Help Bring Wikipe-tan "into the fold"[edit]

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As many of you may know, our unofficial mascot, dear Wikipe-tan, hasn't yet indicated any particular beliefs. However, yes, as we all know, ahem, some people might object to our beloved mascot running around in a French maid outfit. People do talk, you know. ;) If anyone might be able to develop an image of the dear lady in a image more, well, "Christian," I would like to see perhaps a vote for next month as to which, if any, image of the dear girl we might make our own unofficial mascot. Please post your images here.

By John Carter

Christianity in other wikis[edit]

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As many of you might now, there are a large number of other Wikimedia Foundation projects, including WikiSource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, WikiQuote, and others. I certainly believe that Wikibooks and Wikiquote might be among the more directly relevant sister projects. If any of you can think of any particular efforts in these other projects which you think would benefit from more input, please let us know here, so we can help spread the word around.

By John Carter

Spotlight on the Outreach department[edit]

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Ichthus will spotlight a different subproject or workgroup of WikiProject Christianity. This edition will spotlight on our vital Outreach department. This comparatively small, but vital, project unit is dedicated to welcoming new editors to Wikipedia and the Christianity related content, and to providing information to the various project members, in forms like this newsletter.

The scope of articles with which this group deals is truly enormous, and, given the wide variety of material with which we deal, we would very much welcome the input of more individuals, particularly individuals who are particularly knowledgeable of the less well-known and less frequently monitored articles related to Christianity.

Speaking personally, I would be very, very gratified if we were to have this become a very, very large and active unit, with members from the broad spectrum of Christian beliefs, practices, and groups. The broader the spectrum and areas of expertise of members we have, the better we will be able to help manage the content. Please consider whether you believe you might be able to contribute in this vital area.

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Ichthus: June 2012[edit]

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Membership report[edit]

The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 331 active members. We would like to welcome User:Sanju87, User:Psalm84, User:Zegron, User:Jargon777, User:Calu2000, User:Gilderien, User:Ronallenus, Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

From the Editor[edit]

Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know what you think of the new departments, and if there are any other suggestions for departments you would like to see. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

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Church of the month[edit]

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by Berthold Werner
Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai

Vote for the project mascot[edit]

We had last month asked our members to help "bring into the fold" Wikipe-tan as the project's mascot. Voting will take place this month for which image we should adopt at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Outreach/Wikipe-tan. Please take a moment to review the images and vote for whichever is your favorite, or, if you so prefer, suggest an additional one.

By John Carter

DYK[edit]

  • ...that Anna of Kashin, a Russian medieval princess, was twice canonized as a holy protectress of women who suffer the loss of relatives?


Calendar[edit]

Thie coming month includes days dedicated to the honor of Beheading of John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, the Nativity of John the Baptist, and Saint Barnabas.

Featured content and GA report[edit]

Alec Douglas-Home recently achieved FA status. This picture, in the Church of the Month section, was recently promoted to Featured Picture status. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.

Wikimedia Foundation report[edit]

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Wikisource currently has many old texts available, most of them in the public domain. This is a potentially very valuable source for several things, including for instance links to Biblical verses, because we know that it will, basically, be around as long as we are.

By user:John Carter with inspiration from History2007

Christian art[edit]

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This section would include a rather large image of a specific work of art, with a link to the most directly relevant article.

Suggestion: Resurrection of Christ, an English 15th century Nottingham alabaster. Groups of painted relief panels were sold via dealers to churches on a budget , who had wood frameworks made to hold them locally. From a huge new donation of images from the Walters Art Museum to Commons, see


By Johnbod

Spotlight[edit]

A new WikiProject relating directly to Christian history is being developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian history. Also, a group specifically devoted to the Mennonites and other Anabaptists is now up and running at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Anabaptist work group. Anyone interested in assisting with the development of these groups and topics is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

I believe[edit]

... in the statements contained in the Nicene Creed. I believe that the Bible is one of the two defining bases for belief. The other is the Sacred tradition, which provides us with means of interpreting the Scriptures, as well as some teachings which have been handed on by God outside of the scriptures. I believe that the Magisterium has been empowered to fill this interpretative function. I believe that clerical celibacy is a rule that should generally be followed. I am a member of the Catholic Church.

By John Carter

Help requests[edit]

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Ichthus: July 2012[edit]

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July 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 336 active members. We would like to welcome User:Emilymadcat, User:Toa Nidhiki05, User:DonutGuy, and User:RCNesland, Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know what you think of the new departments, and if there are any other suggestions for departments you would like to see. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

Church of the month

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by User:JaGa
Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Vote for the project mascot
We had last month asked our members to help "bring into the fold" Wikipe-tan as the project's mascot. Voting will take place this month for which image we should adopt at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Outreach/Wikipe-tan. Please take a moment to review the images and vote for whichever is your favorite, or, if you so prefer, suggest an additional one.

By John Carter

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-July through mid-September) includes days dedicated to the honor of Mary Magdalene, James, son of Zebedee, Ignatius Loyola, Saint Dominic, Joseph of Arimathea, and the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Featured content and GA report
Grade I listed churches in Cheshire was recently promoted to Featured List status. This picture was recently promoted to Featured Picture status. Bartolome de las Casas and Edmund the Martyr were promoted to GA level this past month. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikibooks welcomes the development of textbooks of all kinds, children's books, recipes, and other material. It currently has just under 2500 books, including several Wikijunior books for the 12 and under population. There is, at present, not even a book on Christianity. Anyone interested in helping develop such a textbook is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

Christian art

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The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger.

By John Carter

Spotlight
A new WikiProject relating directly to Christian history is being developed at Wikipedia:WikiProject Christian history. Anyone interested in assisting with the development of these groups and topics is more than welcome to do so.

By John Carter

I believe
... in the tradition of Thomas the Apostle, Mar Addai, and Saint Bartholomew. I believe that Jesus had two essences (or natures), human and divine, unmingled, that are everlastingly united in one personality. I am a member of the Assyrian Church of the East.

By John Carter


Help requests
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Please use talk page for comments[edit]

I just noticed the comment you left in the Silent Sejm article in May; I have removed it - on English Wikipedia we use discussion pages to discuss such things. If you leave your comment on discussion page, I'll try to address it as best as I can. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:21, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Replied at Talk:Silent_Sejm#Misleading_statements_by_Norman_Davies. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 14:17, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity August 2012 newsletter[edit]

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August 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 341 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:David_FLXD, User:Alexsbecker, User:Penguin 236, User:Gugi001, User:John D. Rockerduck, and User:Margaret9mary. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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Frauenkirche (Church of Our Blessed Lady) in Munich, taken from the tower of St. Peter's Church


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. As biographies are often a bit easier, this month we are choosing two biographies: Karl Behm, which has yet to be started, and the currently Stub-class article Nerses IV the Gracious. A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-August through mid-September) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bartholomew the Apostle, Nativity of Mary, and the Exaltation of the Cross.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, William de Chesney (sheriff), Knights of Columbus, and Angelus Silesius were promoted to GA level. Our thanks and congratulations to all those involved.


Wikimedia Foundation report

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Wikinews is our sister site for developing news stories. Several events relating to Christianity, like the installation of bishops for instance, do not necessarily merit extensive coverage in wikipedia encyclopedic articles, but can and easily could be covered at greater length in a news article format. Given the number of significant news events that relate to religion, including claims of miracles, assignment of bishops and other religious leaders, church conferences, and other events, this site provides an excellent opportunity to provide in-depth coverage of current events at greater length than wikipedia.


Christian art

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Christ Crucified by Diego Velazquez.


Spotlight

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One of our newer editors, User:David_FLXD, has recently gone through much of our content related to Methodism and assessed it. We are very grateful for his efforts, and that of all the editors who have had a role in developing that content. We have every reason to believe that this will make it significantly easier for the Methodism work group to create and develop content relevant to Methodism. To help that along, we certainly encourage everyone to do what they can to help David and the other Methodism editors to bring the content relevant to their tradition to the highest possible level of quality.


I believe
... in the Holy Trinity, the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, the Arminian conception of free will through God's prevenient grace, and the regular renewal of the individual's covenant with God. I am a Methodist.



Help requests
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WikiProject Christianity September 2012 newsletter[edit]

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ICHTHUS

September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 344 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Floating Boat, User:Dewey420, and User:Jpacobb. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. We have recently added some new sections to the newsletter. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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by User:Diliff
The Chapel of Keble College, Oxford


Contest of the month
We currently have a remarkable lack of Wikipedia:Wikipedia-Books. Right now, Category:Wikipedia books on Christianity contains only 12 books. We certainly could have at least one book on each major grouping within Christianity. One of the challenges for this month, then, is working to put together books on relevant topics. For this month, one contest is for editors to assemble the basic Wikipedia books for each of the main topics of the extant related projects. When finished, they should their creation of the books at the main Christianity noticeboard, and at the end of the month the project will award barnstars to those who have made a significant efforts in developing this underdeveloped content.

Also this month, we are going to have have a challenge to create and improve some of our more important missing or low-quality articles. Last month's challenge articles were Karl Beth and Nerses IV the Gracious. Both articles are currently candidates for the DYK section of the main page. This month's challenge articles are the Stub-class article James Hastings and the not yet started Rudolf Sohm, A barnstar will be awarded to any editor who can get these articles up to DYK quality level and ultimately selected for the DYK section of the main page.


Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-September through mid-October) includes feasts dedicated to the honor of the Martyrs of Korea, Saint Matthew, Vincent de Paul, Michaelmas, Saint Jerome, Theresa of Lisieux, the Feast of the Guardian Angels, Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Teresa of Avila.

Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Albertus Soegijapranata, and Reginald Heber were promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Greater Manchester was promoted to Featured List, and Jackie Hudson, Joyce Kilmer, Divine command theory, Bosa of York and Argument from morality were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Church of Saint Benoit, Istanbul, All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, Neustädter Kirche, Hannover, St Mary's Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Albert Ndongmo, If We Are the Body, List of places of worship in Tonbridge and Malling, Kulubnarti church, All Saints Church, Ulcombe, Val-Saint-Lambert Abbey, Igny Abbey, Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Brăila, Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, Collegiate Church of San Gimignano, and St Matthew's Church, Burnley. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Wikimedia Foundation report

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As some of you may have seen, the Simple English Wikipedia has been experiencing some difficulties lately. This particular entity could be of great value to several individuals who are trying to learn English. As some of you who do speak foreign languages know, one of the most easily available, and, in general, useful learning aids for people is a text they know already, which allows them to focus on the specific words of the new language. Various recorded readings and translations of the Bible are among the best examples of this. Any efforts to try to enhance this vital means of informing a large segment of our readership is more than welcome. People interested in helping develop it are encouraged to leave a note regarding their specific articles of interest at the Christianity noticeboard. It would be wonderful if we could report some significant contributions to this sister site next month. And, of course, if we do have something to report, those involved would receive our greatest thanks.

Christian art

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The Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona.


Spotlight

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WikiProject Calvinism is one of our more important subprojects. It is specifically devoted to developing content relating to the Calvinist tradition, and the primary point for development of content relating to the Pilgrims, Presbyterians, Reformed churches, Congregational church, Reformed Baptists, and Low church. We definitely encourage everyone to do what they can to help this project develop the content relating to this extremely important Christian tradition.


I believe
... that human nature is insufficient for salvation, and the grace of God is required to do so. I believe that God has preordained who will and will not achieve salvation. I believe that Jesus's atonement was sufficient for the purposes for which it was done. I believe that God's grace is of such power that it can overcome any person's resistance. I believe that those whom God has chosen for salvation will, by the undeniable power of God, persevere in God's grace. I am a Calvinist.



Help requests
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WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter[edit]

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September 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 347 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Dplcrnj, User:Danmuz, User:Zigzig20s, and User:Jasonasosa. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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by User:Taxiarchos228, recently promoted to Featured Image
St. Paul's Church, Basel


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will be to develop content related to the Christmas season, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Contest of the month - Advent/Christmas content.

One of last month's challenge articles, Rudolf Sohm, has been substantially developed by User:Jack1956 and User:StAnselm. Our deepest thanks to both of them!!

Calendar
Thie coming month (mid-October through mid-November) includes All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and major commemorations dedicated to the honor of the Ignatius of Antioch, Luke the Evangelist, Simon the Canaanite, Saint Jude, the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the beginning of the Nativity Fast, James of Jerusalem, Reformation Day, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Augustinian theodicy by User:ItsZippy was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Merseyside by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. John Wheelwright by User:Sarnold17, Christmas Party (The Office) by User:Gen. Quon and If We Are the Body by User:Toa Nidhiki05, were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Craiova, by User:Biruitorul, Nerses IV the Gracious by User:John Carter, Church of St Candida and Holy Cross by User:BarretB, St Laurence's Church, Morland by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Mary's Church, Longfleet by User:Bermicourt, Chor von St. Bonifatius by User:Gerda Arendt, St Andrew's Church, Penrith by User:Peter I. Vardy, Holy Rosary Cathedral (Vancouver) by User:Bloom6132, Sacred Heart Cathedral (Kamloops) by User:Bloom6132, St Columba's Church, Warcop by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale by User:Peter I. Vardy, and W. E. Biederwolf by User:John Foxe. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Portrait of John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Spongie555. Thank you, Spongie!

Spotlight

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WikiProject Holidays/Christmas task force is the group whose purpose is to help develop the content related to the Christmas season, including Advent, New Year's, and related holidays. As many of us know, in several parts of the world, including the United States, the Christmas season is not only the time of one of the greatest holidays of the Christian liturgical year, but it is also the "make or break" time for many retailers, whose profitability for the year often depends on their success in this time of the giving of sometimes significantly expensive gifts. In other parts of the world, the winter solstice period and sometimes specifically Christmas itself means something that might surprise many Christians, like the Christmas in Japan, where Christmas is one of the times hotels receive the greatest number of, often unmarried, couples staying there for the night. The solstice season is also significant to several other religions. Many of these days are also legal holidays in several places. In Belarus, for instance, both the Western and Eastern Christmas commemorations are legal holidays. We would certainly welcome the members of this project to donate some of their time and talents in the upcoming months to improving this significant content.



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Silent Sejm follow up[edit]

I've replied at Talk:Silent_Sejm#Misleading_statements_by_Norman_Davies with a small request. Thanks! --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 16:54, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity October 2012 newsletter[edit]

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November 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 349 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, User:Hayayika and User:Pikachu Bros.. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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Saint-Augustin, Paris by User:Saffron Blaze

Recently promoted to Featured Image. Great work!


Contest of the month
For the upcoming month, the contest will continue with the Christmas theme, including Advent and other related topics. Please feel free to see and take part in discussion at the Christianity noticeboard.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-November through mid-December) includes the Advent season. Other major feasts are those of Margaret of Scotland, Matthew the Evangelist, Hilda of Whitby, Elizabeth of Hungary, Edmund the Martyr, the Presentation of Mary, Saint Cecilia, Clement of Rome, Catherine of Alexandria, Andrew the Apostle, Francis Xavier, Saint Barbara, John Damascene, Nicholas of Myra, Saint Ambrose of Milan, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lucy of Syracuse, and others.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych by, among others, User:Truthkeeper88, User:Ceoil, and User:Kafka Liz and Mitt Romney by User:Wasted Time R were promoted to FA. List of 2000s Christian Songs number ones by User:Toa Nidhiki05 was promoted to Featured List. The two images in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status, as were these two images of Michelangelo's Pieta Michelangelo's Pieta 5450 cropncleaned edit.jpg and of Giovanni Bellini's Saint Francis in the Desert Giovanni Bellini - Saint Francis in the Desert - Google Art Project.jpg. Derek Webb by User: Pepsi2786 and others, and Scipione Piattoli by User:Piotrus were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include Archdiocese of Râmnic, by User:Biruitorul, Diocese of Caransebeş by User:Biruitorul, Wythburn Church by User:Peter I. Vardy, St. Gumbertus, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, St. Johannis, Ansbach by User:Gerda Arendt, User:Dr. Blofeld, and User:Nvvchar collectively, Nikollë Bojaxhiu by User:ZjarriRrethues, All Saints Church, Lydd by User:Dr. Blofeld, User:Rosiestep, User:Gilderien, and User:Ipigott collectively, St Mary's Church, Acton Burnell by User:Peter I. Vardy, St Eata's Church, Atcham by User:Peter I. Vardy, Nativity of St. John the Baptist Church, Piatra Neamț by User:Biruitorul, Anna Schäffer by User:Shii, List of Archbishops of Vancouver by User: Bloom6132, James Francis Carney by User:Bloom6132, St Luke's Church, Chelsea by User:PKM and User:Johnbod, Gregory Orologas by User:Alexikoua, Ambrosios Pleianthidis by User:Alexikoua, and St Giles' Church, Barrow, by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Three scenes of the legend of the Miraculous Sacrament, in which communion wafers were reported to bleed after being stabbed, in the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, Brussels by Jean-Baptiste Capronnier.
This image was promoted this past month to FM by the work of User:Alvesgaspar. Thank you, Alvesgaspar!

Spotlight

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The core topics work group is the group whose specific purpose is to help identify and develop those articles which are of greatest importance to an overall understanding of the broad subject of Christianity, based on what is included in the core topics list. These articles include some of specific churches and individuals, history, philosophical and theological matters, and more. We have had some recent discussion regarding which articles should be included in this list, and it probably makes sense to revisit the selections, and try to figure out how best to work to make them high quality articles. Discussion is beginning at WT:X regarding these matters, and all input is welcome.



Help requests
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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - December 2012[edit]

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December 2012

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 350 active members. We would like to welcome our newest member, User:Harishrawat11. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of The Baptistry of Saint John in Pisa by User:NotFromUtrecht

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
As I imagine many of our editors will be editing at a greatly reduced level for the next few weeks, what with the Christmas and New Year's holidays coming, there is no specific content-related contest this month. The contest, if anything, is to make the most of the season, in whatever way, if any, you deem appropriate.


Calendar
This coming month (mid-December through mid-January) includes the Advent season, and one of the two greatest holidays of the Christian year, Christmas. Other major feasts in the next month include those of the Feast of the Epiphany, Baptism of the Lord, Saint Stephen, Thomas the Apostle, Holy Innocents, John the Evangelist, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great, Saint Genevieve, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Saint Sava.


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, Anne Hutchinson nominated by User:Sarnold17 was promoted to FA. Grade I listed churches in Lancashire by User:Peter I. Vardy was promoted to Featured List. The image in the Church of the Month and Christian art sections of this newsletter were promoted to Featured Picture status. Come to the Well by User:Toa Nidhiki05 and others, and Dwight Christmas by User:Gen. Quon and others were promoted to GA level. DYKs featured this past month include King's Chapel, Gibraltar, by User:Prioryman, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Tingsted Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, St. Mary's Church (Albany, New York) by User:Daniel Case, Stubbekøbing Church by User:Ipigott and User:Rosiestep, Notre Dame Cathedral (Phnom Penh) by User:Bloom6132, and St. James' Church, Cardington by User:Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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The nave of the Parish Church of Urtijëi. This image was created by User:Moroderen. Thank you, Moroderen!

Spotlight

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In the spirit of Christmas, the spotlight for the coming month might actually best be on those people closest to you. We know that a lot of our editors here are associated in some way or another with schools, and many if not most of them are going on rather extended breaks for the holidays. This can give some of us a chance to meet up with old friends, spend time with our families and those close to us, and, in a sense, "recharge" for the new year. So, for all of you who are in some way part of that group, we wish you the very best of holidays. We hope you all return to editing after the holidays with your spirits lifted and with your energies at peak level. There are some small matters in development here as well, and it is our hope that some of them will be ready come the next newsletter. But, until then, we wish you all the happiest and holiest (if appropriate) holidays.


Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter - January 2013[edit]

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January 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 354 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Alliereborn, Iselilja, Peterkp, and Sosthenes12. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor
Ichthus is one of the ways that the WikiProject Christianity’s Outreach department helps update our members. This newsletter is one of the ways we do try to help people keep up with the project. We would always welcome any input for things to be included in it or additional editors to keep it going. Please let us know if there are changes you would like to see in the format, or if there are any particular things you would like to see included. And if you have anything you would personally like to add, by all means let us know. The talk page of the current issue is probably the best place to post such comments.

With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By John Carter


Church of the month

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This image of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn, Estonia by User:Poco a poco

was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report, the image in the "Church of the Month" section of this newsletter was promoted to Featured Image status.

Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 by Gerda Arendt and others, Teuruarii IV by Lemurbaby, KAVEBEAR and others, and Peace on Earth (Casting Crowns album) by Toa Nidhiki05 and others, were all promoted to GA status.

Also this past month, the DYKs on the main page included St James' Church, Cardington by Peter I. Vardy, Bishop's Palace, Kraków by Poeticbent, Kippinge Church by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Trinitatis Church, also by Ipigott and Rosiestep, Steindamm Church by Olessi, St Laurence's Church, Church Stretton by Peter I. Vardy, Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Meteora, by Peter I. Vardy, Sonrise Church, by Aboutmovies, St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Albany, New York), by Daniel Case, All Saints Church, Claverley, by Peter I. Vardy, and Church of the Holy Virgin Mary of Lourdes, by Poeticbent. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
This image was created by User:Dcoetzee. Thank you, Dcoetzee!

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Syriac Christianity work group. The scope of this project includes the various traditions of Syriac Christianity, including the Assyrian Church of the East, Ancient Church of the East, Church of the East, Syriac Orthodox Church, Chaldean Catholic Church, Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Syriac Catholic Church, Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, and Saint Thomas Christians. One of these groups, the Assyrian Church of the East, is considered by scholars to have probably been, for several hundred years, the largest Christian grouping in the planet, with its numerous members in Central Asia and Eastern Asia. Numerous texts, traditions, and practices unique to these groups exist, including the Jesus Sutras and the belief of the Assyrian Church of the East that the bread they use in the preparation of their Eucharist uses the same basic yeast as that used in the bread of the Last Supper itself. Sadly, given the linguistic barriers to much of the content relative to these groups, and the comparative lack of notoriety they have in the Western world, much of this content does receive less attenion, and thus less development, than much other content. There is a large amount of extremely valuable historical material here still waiting to be adequately developed by editors with an interest in the topic, and I personally very much hope that we can draw more attention to these topics, and the content related to them.

By John Carter


Calendar
This coming month (mid-January through mid-February) includes The Presentation of Christ in the Temple or Candlemas and the Conversion of Paul. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint Agnes, Saint Francis de Sales, Saints Timothy and Titus, Thomas Aquinas, John Bosco, Saint Agatha, Paul Miki, [{Saint Scholastica]], and Saint Anskar.


Help requests
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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter April 2013[edit]

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April 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 357 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Thomas Cranmer, Mr.Oglesby, and Sneha Priscilla. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

We apologise for the hiatus in the publication of this newsletter due to unforseen circumstances leading to the wikibreak of John Carter, and so I have taken over as acting editor, and have taken this opportunity to move the publication date to the start of each month as planned, to better reflect on the previous month and look ahead to the next. This issue covers the period of time from mid-January to the end of March.

Since the last issue we have seen the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis. This has received much coverage both in the world media and on Wikipedia. While there is still much work to do, several quality articles have been written and the editors involved are thanked for their efforts.


This month we look ahead to Easter and the celebration of God's love for mankind through the crucifixion and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ. With that, I wish you all happy reading!

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By Gilderien


Church of the month

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This image of the Church of Saint Ildefonso, Portugal by Poco a poco was recently promoted to Featured Image. Thank you and congratulations for the great image!


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. I am starting a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Christianity noticeboard#Future contests, and would very much welcome any input from interested parties in how to set it up, determine winners including how many winners, etc.

By John Carter




Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Grade I listed churches in Cumbria was promoted to Featured List status, thanks to Peter I. Vardy, and the image above of the Church of Saint Ildefonso was promoted to featured picture status.

Martin Luther King, Jr., by Khazar2, was promoted to GA status, as well Third Epistle of John by Cerebellum.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer by Peter I. Vardy; Marion Irvine by Giants2008; Margaret McKenna by Guerillero; Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity by Epeefleche; St Edith's Church, Eaton-under-Heywood by Peter I. Vardy; Vester Egesborg Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; Undløse Church by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St Martin's Church, Næstved by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, and Dr. Blofeld; St. Peter, Syburg by Gerda Arendt and Dr. Blofeld; Østre Porsgrunn Church by Strachkvas; Church of Our Saviour (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) by Nyttend; Dami Mission by Freikorp; Mechanicsburg Baptist Church by Nyttend; Acheiropoietos Monastery, by Proudbolsahye; T. Lawrason Riggs, by Gareth E Kegg; McColley's Chapel, by Mangoe; Oświęcim Chapel, by BurgererSF; Second Baptist Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio), by Nyttend; Church of the Holy Ghost, Tallinn, by Yakikaki; Old Stone Congregational Church, by Orladyl Heath Chapel, by Peter I. Vardy; St. Joseph's Church, Beijing, by Bloom6132; Church of St Bartholomew, Yeovilton, by Rodw; and St. Michael's Catholic Church (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) also by Nyttend. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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Complete recording

Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwölfe, BWV 22, a cantata by the German composer J.S. Bach, was promoted to GA this month and was written by Gerda Arendt. Many thanks for her continuing work in the area of early 18th Century Church music.

Spotlight

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The Spotlight this month turns to the the Jesus work group. The scope of this project includes the life and teachings of the central figure of Christianity, Jesus Christ and aims to write about them in a non-denominational encylopædic style. Top-priority articles include Jesus, Christ, Resurrection of Jesus, and Holy Grail, whereas High-priority articles include Aramaic Language, a former FA, as well as Sermon on the Mount, Lamb of God, and Passion (Christianity). The workgroup has also published two books, covering Christ's final days and the Parables of Jesus. The workgroup has two GAs, Nativity scene, and Jesus in Islam, but unfortunately the flagship article, Jesus was delisted in 2009. It is also responsible for three WP:1.0 articles, and the WikiWork of the project is 4.56, which indicates the "average" article is between Start and C class.


By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-March through end-April) includes Easter Sunday in Western Christianity and both Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Saint George, Saint Mark the Evangelist, Saint Stanislaus, James, son of Zebedee, and Benedict the Moor.


Help requests
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April 2013[edit]

Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Soviet invasion of Poland, Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and Invasion of Poland, as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:28, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Fourth partition of Poland[edit]

This is an informal name of an event in Poland's history, which was precipitated by the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the German and Soviet invasions. Thus, the signing of the pact and the two invasions can be described as steps of the partition, but it would be incorrect to claim that any one of them is the partition itself, as you did here, here and here. The latter article (Invasion of Poland) may be general enough to merit the addition of this term as an alternative name, but the other two are certainly not, hence the reverts. --illythr (talk) 18:45, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

This is because he tries to promulgate Fourth Partition of Poland (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) as an article, which apparently is not sufficiently notable, as an accepted historical term deserving a separate article. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:21, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Meh, looks like a pointless fork of the existing article to me. But adding it as a synonym of the pact and the like seems to be just a linguistic mix-up. --illythr (talk) 21:47, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (May 2013)[edit]

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May 2013

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 363 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Pleonic, MJWilliams1998, Iloilo Wanderer, Jkadavoor, Sir Ian and McBenjamin. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. We would be able to achieve nothing here without the input of all of you. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


From the Editor

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This month we hear the news that the Bible is to be made into a film after outstanding success of a biblical miniseries on the History Channel, and we have seen the release of Iraqi Pastor Ali Hamzah from his confinement in Iraq.

After last month's spotlight on the Jesus work group, the flagship article, Jesus, was nominated for Good Article status after much work from FutureTrillionaire and History2007, and provisionally passed by the reviewer, although they have requested a second opinion. Our many thanks for the hard work that has gone into restoring this article to a quality piece of work.

This month the second largest denomination of Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox Church, celebrates Easter and the death and resurrection of the Son of God Jesus Christ.

P.S. Please click here to add the new Christianity noticeboard to your watchlist to follow the latest discussions relevant to WikiProject Christianity and subprojects.

By Gilderien


Church of the month

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Wells Cathedral was this month promoted to GA status. Rodw has appealed for any help project members can give to improve this article for a FA nomination.


Contest of the month
No particular contest this month. I am however getting rather close to getting together a more or less complete set of articles relating to different areas of Christianity which can be found in recent reference sources on the broad topic of Christianity, and about various subtopics, which I hope to have finished in the next few weeks. I wonder what the rest of you might think of, maybe, making the contests of future months be basically directed at filling in the gaps of our existing coverage of topics, like those topics given significant coverage in specialized reference works which we don't yet have content on, and giving the thanks, and rewards, whatever they might be, to those who create and develop such content. By John Carter


Featured content and GA report
Since the last report;

Featured report; Madonna in the Church, by Ceoil, Truthkeeper88, and Johnbod was promoted to Featured Article status. Crucifixion and Last Judgement was promoted to featured picture status, after nomination by Crisco 1492.

Wells Cathedral, by Rodw, Robert of Ghent, by User:Ealdgyth, Christianity in Medieval Scotland, by Sabrebd, and Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, also by Sabrebd were promoted to GA status.

Also these past months, the DYKs on the main page included Lectionary 311, by Leszek Jańczuk; Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn, by Gerda Arendt; Whalsay Parish Church, by Ipigott, Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Dr. Blofeld; Interpretatio Christiana, by Altenmann; First Congregational Church, Salt Lake City, by Orlady; Church of King Charles the Martyr, Royal Tunbridge Wells, by The C of E; First Church in Albany (Reformed), by Daniel Case; Pope Anastasius II, by AbstractIllusions; Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Palma, by Dr. Blofeld, Ipigott, Rosiestep; Colan Church, by Rosiestep, Nvvchar, Ipigott; Notre Dame Cathedral, Papeete, Bloom6132, Church of St. Wenceslaus (New Prague, Minnesota), by Elkman; St. Joseph Catholic Church (San Antonio, Texas), by Gilliam; Doubting Thomas, by Johnbod; Robert of Ghent, by Ealdgyth; and Holy Trinity Church, Holdgate, by Peter I. Vardy. Our profoundest thanks and congratulations to all those involved!

Christian art

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This depiction of the Crucifixion and Last Judgement was painted by Dutch artist Jan van Eyck and promoted to Featured Picture this month.

Spotlight

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SPOTLIGHT

This month, we turn our attention to the Encyclopedic articles sub-group, which aims to provide "a collection point for lists of articles contained in other reference sources relating to Christianity, which could serve as a basis for developing our own content". Created by John Carter, it is primarily a list of links, red or otherwise, for subjects which have an article in the reference works listed therein. This serves as a very useful list if any project members are "stuck for what to do" and there remains lots of potential for articles developed from this list.

By Gilderien


Calendar
This coming month (end-April through end-May) includes Easter Sunday for the Eastern Orthodox Church. Other major feasts in the next month include those of Matthias the Apostle, The Venerable Bede, and Empress Helena.


Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (June 2013)[edit]

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June 2013

From the Editor

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Since its formation in 2006, WikiProject Christianity has come a long way. A significant number of new articles have appeared on a wide range of topics, and the quality of some key articles has seen dramatic improvement. Yet, by the very nature of the open, crowd-sourced development environment in which we operate, as the number of pages in the project has increased at times our attention has been naturally diluted. We should of course strive for quality everywhere, but we should remember that this newsletter is called Ichthus.

Starting this month we will start a "Focus on" series, where we will try to "bring Jesus back" and focus on him. For five consecutive issues we will focus on one aspect of the study of Jesus. The goal of this series is to inform our members of what the project contains and highlight those articles which have reached quality and stability.

From this month until November we will focus on the historical Jesus, a topic which has been the subject of much discussion on article talk pages, as well as the general media. This is an important topic, and we have a good set of well referenced articles on that now. Then, starting in December we will focus on Christ, and the spiritual and theological elements that the title entails. Following that the review of the life and ministry of Jesus in the New Testament, his miracles, and parables will take place. And each month the "Bookshelf" will mention a book that fits the theme of the month.

We hope you will enjoy this journey as we present a new aspect of Jesus each month. And given that as the number of project pages increases, the ratio of those watching the pages declines, we hope that more of you will watch some of these central pages that help define this project.

Church of the month

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The current building of All Saints' Church, Winthorpe in Nottinghamshire, England which was completed in 1888, is at least the third version of the church, which dates back to at least the early 13th century.

Good articles and DYKs
The article Jesus received the good article mark last month, as did Cleeve Abbey. A number of churches were featured on the main page in the DYK section in May, namely St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St Patrick's Liverpool, Vlah Church, Freerslev Church, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, Mata-Utu, St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska), St. Lamberti, Hildesheim, Karja church, Braaby Church, St. Pierre Cathedral, Saint-Pierre, Mont Saint Michel Abbey, St Patrick's Church, Liverpool, Vlah Church, St Catherine of Siena Church, Cocking, Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción, Roholte Church, Notre Dame Cathedral, Taiohae, Leicester Abbey, Caracas Cathedral, Caldey Abbey, King's Mead Priory, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Hong Kong) andAll Saints' Church, Winthorpe, as well as the hymn What Wondrous Love Is This.

Focus on...

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THE
HISTORICAL JESUS

Did Jesus exist? Did he walk the streets of Jerusalem? The Historicity of Jesus article answers these questions with a firm affirmative. Historicity does not discuss if Jesus walked on water, but if he walked at all. The issue was the subject of scholarly debate before the end of last century, but the academic debate is almost over now. As the article discusses, virtually all academic opposition to the existence of Jesus has evaporated away now and scholars see it as a concluded issue. The discussion is now just among mostly self-published non-academics.

In 2011 John Dickson tweeted that if anyone finds a professor of history who denies that Jesus lived,he would eat a page of his Bible (Matthew 1 he said). Dickson's Bible is still safe.

The article discusses the ancient sources that relate to Jesus and how they fit together to establish that he existed. The evidence for Jesus is not just based on the Christian gospels, but by inter-relating them with non-Christian sources, and the fact that they all "fit together". Moreover, the existence of Jesus is not supported just by Christian scholars and in recent years the detailed knowledge of Jewish scholars and their discoveries (e.g. Shlomo Pines' discovery of the Syriac Josephus) has proven highly beneficial. We encourage you to read and follow the article, for the existence of Jesus is central to the existence of Christianity.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus Outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence by Robert Van Voorst, 2000 ISBN 0-8028-4368-9

Just a few years after its publication, Van Voorst's book has become the standard comprehensive text for the discussion of ancient sources that relate to Jesus and his historicity. This detailed yet really readable book has received wide ranging endorsements - Blomberg and Harris separately referring to it as the most comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Did you know...

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  • ... that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the initials "S. D. G.", for Soli Deo Gloria, at the beginning and end of all his church compositions to give God credit for the work, and that Handel at times did the same?

Calendar
The coming month includes days dedicated to the honor of Beheading of John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, the Nativity of John the Baptist, and Saint Barnabas.


Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

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WikiProject Christianity Newsletter (July 2013)[edit]

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July 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the July 2013 issue of Ichthus. We focus on the chronology of Jesus, as well as looking back at the project content improved over the last month.

WP:X has gained another Featured Article, Gospel of the Ebionites, by Ignocrates. The Gospel of the Ebionites is the name scholars give to an apocryphal gospel that supposedly belonged to a sect known as the Ebionites. It consists of seven short quotations discovered in a heresiology known as the Panarion, written by Epiphanius of Salamis, and its original title remains unknown. The text is a gospel harmony composed in Greek, and is believed to have been written during the middle of the 2nd century.

St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn was promoted to Good Article status, as was two other welsh churches, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, and St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch.

The main page also featured several DYK hooks for articles in our project, namely Bob Fu, List of places of worship in Tandridge (district), Catholic Press, Garendon Abbey, St. John's Episcopal Church (Jersey City, New Jersey), Pargev Martirosyan, Praskvica Monastery, Heather Preceptory, St. Augustin, Coburg, Longleat Priory, St Mihangel's Church, Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn, St Enghenedl's Church, Llanynghenedl, Christianization of Moravia, Christianization of Bohemia, Repton Abbey, St Peter's Church, Llanbedrgoch, Medingen Abbey, Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, St. James on-the-Lines, and Leopold Karl von Kollonitsch.

Church of the month

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St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery is part of Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev in Ukraine. It is a functioning monastery that dates back to the Middle Ages.

Membership report
The parent Christianity WikiProject currently has 367 active members. We would like to welcome our newest members, Newchildrenofthealmighty, Evenssteven, Kerna96, and FutureTrillionaire. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.


Focus on...

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THE
HISTORICAL JESUS

When did Jesus live? When did he die? How do we know? We do, in fact, have excellent information about the time intervals for the life and death of Jesus. As in other people who lived and died in the first century, this gives an approximate date range, but still, give or take 3-4 years and we have pretty good estimates confirmed by a number of really diverse sources, ranging from inscriptions in Delphi to Roman and Jewish sources. The Chronology of Jesus article discusses how a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Roman sources are used to establish the time-frame for the life and death of Jesus.

And all of his data fits together. For instance, the chronology of Paul had been discussed based on the Book of Acts long ago, then the Delphi Inscription is found in the 20th century in the Temple of Apollo. And guess what.. it confirms it and totally dates his trial in Corinth, which helps reaffirm the date of the crucifixion of Jesus. The same date range is independently estimated from the writings of Josephus on the Baptist's death. And it fits Isaac Newton's astronomical models for the crucifixion date as well as the independent lunar calculations of Humphreys. As that article shows, all these dates just fit together.

From the bookshelf

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Chronos, kairos, Christos: nativity and chronological studies edited by J. Vardaman, E. M. Yamauchi 1989 ISBN 0-931464-50-1

This two volume book (with a very apt title) is gem-filled with scholarly research. Paul Maier's article in the first volume is a classic study on the chronology of Jesus and provides a useful summary of a number of issues.

Did you know...

Calendar
This month (July) contains the feast days of Mary Magdalene, and James, son of Zebedee.



Help requests
Please let us know if there are any particular areas, either individual articles or topics, which you believe would benefit from outside help from a variety of other editors. We will try to include such requests in future issues.

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August 2013 WikiProject Christianity Newsletter[edit]

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August 2013

From the Editor

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Welcome to the August 2013 issue of the WikiProject Christianity newsletter. We focus on the historical Jesus and reflect on the last month.

The project has another featured picture, The ruins of Holyrood Chapel, a digitisation of an oil-on-canvas painting. Our top-importance article, Jesus, has been nominated for Featured Article status, the discussion can be seen here; Knights of Colombus has also been nominated as a FAC.

Ecgbert (bishop) and Church architecture in Scotland have both this month achieved Good Article status.

Our project had several of its articles featured in the main page DYK section, including Hinckley Priory, Little Chapel, St Peter's Church, Ropsley, Chip Ingram, St John the Evangelist's Church, Corby Glen, Great George Street Congregational Church, St Mary's Church, Walton-on-the-Hill and Bunge church.

Our thanks go to all of those who have worked to achieve these article milestones.

Church of the month

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This image, of Maillezais Cathedral and created by Selbymay was this month promoted to featured picture status.

Membership report
We would like to welcome our newest members, Thechristophermorris, Psmidi and Jchthys. Thank you all for your interest in this effort. If any members, new or not, wish any assistance, they should feel free to leave a message at the Christianity noticeboard or with me or other individual editors to request it.

Focus on...

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THE
HISTORICAL JESUS

What was Jesus like? What did he preach? Did he claim to be the Messiah? Did he predict an apocalypse? What can we know about him outside a religious context? The Historical Jesus article discusses what can be known about Jesus with various degrees of probability. While scholars agree on the over all flow and outline of Jesus' life (his baptism by John, debated Jewish authorities, healings, and his crucifixion by Pilate) they have built various and diverging portraits of the rest of his life. These range from minimalist portraits that accept very little of the gospel accounts to maximalists who accept most of the accounts as historical.

The portraits of Jesus have at times been unwitting reflections of the researchers themselves, and Crossan once quipped that some authors "do autobiography and call it biography". However, the study of historical Jesus has made one thing clear: there is so much to learn about Jesus that the more one looks, the more there is to discover.

From the bookshelf

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Jesus of Nazareth: An Independent Historian's Account of His Life and Teaching by Maurice Casey 2010 ISBN 0-567-64517-7

In this book Maurice Casey not only draws on his special expertise in the Aramaic traditions and the Q source, but provides a comprehensive review of the various approaches to the historical Jesus.

Did you know...

Calendar
This month we celebrate the feasts of St Lawrence, St Bernard, and St Augustine.



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WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II[edit]

WikiProject Poland Newsletter • January 2014 • Issue II
For our freedom and yours

Welcome to the second issue of WikiProject Poland newsletter, the Monitor (named after the first Polish newspaper).

Our Project has been operational since 1 June, 2005, and also serves as the Poland-related Wikipedia notice board. I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions. We hope you will join us in them, if you haven't done so already! Unlike many other WikiProjects, we are quite active; we get close to a hundred discussion threads each year and we do a pretty good job at answering all issues raised. Last year we were featured in the Signpost, and our interviewer was amazed at our activity. In the end, however, even as active as we are, we are just a tiny group - you can easily become one of our core members!

In addition to a lively encyclopedic, Poland-related, English-language discussion forum, we have numerous useful tools that can be of use to you - and that you could help us maintain and develop:

  • we have an active assessment department. As of now, our project has tagged almost 83,000 pages as Poland-related - that's an improvement of over 3,000 new pages since the last newsletter. Out of which 30 still need a quality assessment, and 2,000, importance assessment. We have done a lot to clear the backlog here (3 years ago those numbers were 1,500 and 20,000, respectively). Can you help assess a few pages?
    • assessing articles is as easy as filling in the class= and importance= parameters on the talk page in the {{WPPOLAND|class=|importance=}} template. See here for a how-to guide.
  • once an article has an assessment template, it will appear in our article alerts and news feed, which provides information on which Poland-related articles are considered for deletion, move, or are undergoing a Good or Featured review. Watchlisting that feed, in addition to watchlisting our project's main page, is a good way to make sure you stay up to date on most Poland-related discussions.
  • you can also see detailed deletion discussions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Poland (which is a good place to watchlist if you just want to stay up to date on possible deletions of Poland-related content)
  • we have also begun B-class quality reviews on our talk page, and if our activity increases, hopefully we will be able to institute our own A-class quality reviews. As of now, we have about 500 C-class articles in need of a B-class review. If you'd like to help with them, instructions for doing B-class reviews are to be found in point 10 of our assessment FAQ. In addition to this automated list, you are also encouraged to help review articles from our B-class reviews requested list found here.
  • also, those articles will be included in our cleanup listing, which allows us to see which top-importance articles are in need for attention, and so on. We have tens of thousands articles in need of cleanup there, so if you ever need something to do, just look at this gigantic list. (I am currently reviewing the articles tagged with notability, either proving them notable or nominating for deletion; there are still several dozens left if you want to help!).
  • did you know that newly created Poland-related articles are listed here. They need to be reviewed, often cleaned-up, occasionally nominated for deletion, and their creators may need to be welcomed and invited to our project if they show promise as new authors of Poland-related content.
  • we are maintaining a Portal:Poland
  • automated Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages lists the most popular Poland-related pages from the previous month(s)
  • Breaking news: we are looking for a Wikipedian in Residence for the New York City area. See Wikipedia:GLAM/Józef Piłsudski Institute of America for details.

This is not all; on our page you can find a list of useful templates (including userboxes), awards and other tools!


With all that said, how about you join our discussions at WT:POLAND? Surely, there must be something you could help others with, or perhaps you are in need of assistance yourself?

It took me three years to finish this issue. Feel free to help out getting the next one before 2017 by being more active in WikiProject management :)

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Painter Lisiewska[edit]

Hallo Mathiasrex, as owner of a painting signed "10 peint par R. Matthieu nee Lisiewska. 1755" with a supposed "Court Lady as Flora" I'm looking for the origin (a castle nearby Dresden?), the owner at the end of World War 2nd etc. Where was L. 1755? Berlin ? Your uploaded File:Michał Kazimierz Ogiński.PNG is also from 1755. Do you know where this painting is today? Regards Volkmar — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2003:5F:2C39:9D00:95E:C6DA:4830:51E5 (talk) 13:06, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

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