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In Russia held the first contest of the Orthodox websites

February 3 2007

On the eve of the Moscow Cathedral of the Annunciation in Petrovsky Park as part of the section "Information technology, Internet and multimedia in the service of the church" XV Christmas Readings ceremony of summing up the first competition of Orthodox sites Runet "Mrezha-2006.

The jury, headed by the chief editor of the portal "Pravoslavie.Ru" Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunova), extended an invitation to participate in the contest to representatives of more than one thousand five hundred Orthodox sites of the considered the first stage of the competition in 2500 the Orthodox Internet projects Runet.

The winner in the nomination "The official church sites" eventually became the Internet-project "Sestry.Ru Novo-Tikhvinsk nunnery city of Yekaterinburg. Design of the portal was developed by the sisters of the monastery.

The nominees for the media, news portals, "won the Internet-project" Abortion and its consequences. Information and support in difficult situations. Every day, the portal asked questions and doubts of dozens of women, and, with the help of the site authors, doctors, priests, have already been saved, probably, more than one hundred children's lives.

The winner in the nomination "The Church and Public Life" was just two Internet-projects: the Society of Church Bell Ringers and the Internet Project Foundation aid orphans "big family".

The winner of the contest in the nomination "Science, culture, art and education" has become an internet project for Bible Chair of the Moscow Theological Academy. One of the challenges the site - to promote biblical research in Russia. To this end, the site was organized by students online library, which are placed in a scanned form the best pre-revolutionary papers and monographs devoted to the study of Holy Scripture, as well as articles and books of current teachers of the department. Total site approximately 250 books and articles.

The winner in the category "Internet library services and has become an internet project" Pagez.Ru. Orthodox page Andrey Lebedev. The site includes a directory of Orthodox sites, a search of books in digital libraries runet Orthodox, church calendar, an extensive library of works of the holy fathers and teachers of the Church and much more.

Concluding the ceremony, Chairman of the jury Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) noted that the Internet, once born in the military-technical purposes, now acquired a universal significance and plays an important role in the life of society. That is why the mission of the network should be, and the Internet, above all, should be considered as an instrument of this mission.

"You are doing great work - bring to church a tool, which today has a tremendous impact," - said Father Tikhon, referring to the many guests and participants of the ceremony, and wished them "joy in labor", RIA Novosti reported.

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