Disclosures, Fair Use, House Rules

This blog is sponsored by the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries of the Orthodox Church in America. Questions and concerns can be sent to Mr. Andrew Boyd, Managing Editor, at aboyd@oca.org.


When you make a comment on “Wonder”, we hold it in a queue to evaluate it before we post it.  We reserve the right to not publish any comment submitted to this blog. We hope that these articles spur discussion, both online and off, but we do reserve the right to control which comments are posted on this blog. Comments posted to this blog do not reflect the opinion of the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministries or the Orthodox Church in America. Neither do these comments necessarily reflect the doctrines, teachings, or dogmas of the Eastern Orthodox Church. We assume that all discussion will be conducted in a respectful and Christian manner.


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Fair Use

This blog may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner or may be authorized or licensed for publication at this site only. Permission to copy, republish or reproduce such material must be obtained from the original copyright owner.

Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ”˜fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ”˜fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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Blog Content

This blog is made up of posts by a variety of Authors and Contributors. All the contents of this Blog, except for comments posted apart from the editors and the original authors,  constitute the opinion of the particular Author, and the Author alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the Author’s employers, supervisors, nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the Author is a part of. The views expressed by an outside Contributor (”Contributor“) to this Blog constitute the opinion of that Contributor and that Contributor alone; they do not represent the views and opinions of the Contributor’s employers, supervisors, nor do they represent the view of organizations, businesses or institutions the Contributor is a part of. The content of this Blog is not intended to cause harm, but if You have any concerns about the contents of this Blog, please contact the Author by way of leaving a comment on this blog, or by contacting the Managing Editor (wonder@oca.org). Disagreeing with the content of the Blog does not constitute sufficient ground for you to ask the Author to remove or modify any parts of this Blog.


If you would like to republish any article from this blog, please write to the Managing Editor first (wonder@oca.org)You are free to distribute and transmit this work as long as you secure permission from us.  Content posted on this blog may not be used for commercial purposes.  You may not alter, transform, or build upon works published on this blog. All materials published on the Blog, unless otherwise specified, are copyrighted by The Orthodox Church in America (2010, 2011,2012, 2013,2014).

We provide copies of some of our articles in downloadable .pdf format. In those cases, permission to copy and distribute is granted for use in Church discussion groups and ministry efforts.

Forbidden Actions

You are not authorized to (i) use this Blog to advertise for products of any kind and for other Blogs, (ii) to infringe the Copyright policy and Comment policy of this Blog, (iii) to attack this Blog using malicious software and/or use this Blog for data mining (iv) to commit any illegal actions while using the Blog, or against this Blog, (v) to restrict access to this Blog, (vi) to impede the normal functioning of this Blog and (vii) to menace the Authors, Editors, and/or Contributors with, or cause physical or financial harm to, the Authors, Editors, and/or Contributors.

Changes to the Terms

The Managing Editor reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. It is Your responsibility to make sure that you agree with the new Terms, whenever changes have been announced. Changes to the Terms will be effective 48 hours after the notice has been posted on the Blog. If You do not agree with the Terms, please do not use this blog. Terms last updated 11/24/2014.