OrthodoxSermons.org 2.0 Launched

    By Jeremy Friday, July 17, 2009

    I'm very happy to pass on the news that OrthodoxSermons.org 2.0 has launched! Ever since their initial announcement that they were going to totally revamp the website, I've waiting to post about them here.

    From the official launch e-mail announcement:

    Dear Friend of OrthodoxSermons.org,

    By God’s grace and on the feast of our holy fathers the apostles, we are very happy to finally announce the launch of OrthodoxSermons.org Version 2.0! We have many new features to be excited about including the following:

    • Audio and video podcasting
    • More powerful search engine, filters and tagging
    • Ability to download and embed all video content
    • Subscription to our newsletter to keep you up-to-date on all the happenings at OrthodoxSermons.org
    • Ability for registered users to upload their content
    • Website optimized for the iPhone
    Please be patient with us as we continue to upload all of our content from the old site and are still working out some bugs. If you cannot find any content on our new site, you may still visit the old site now located at old.orthodoxsermons.org.

    May the Lord reward all those who contributed to this project in anyway.

    In Christ,

    The site is absolutely beautiful and the new RSS and Audio/Video podcast functionality is superb. It's also optimized for use on the iPhone! There is an iPhone-friendly version which transcodes the audio files for listening right on the iPhone.

    The site was made by mustardseed media using the open source Drupal content management platform. This is also a technology that I'm currently configuring for my church's upcoming website redesign. (I've actually been configuring both a Drupal site and a Joomla site and will end up going with whichever proves itself to be the better fit overall.)

    Excellent work by the Orthodox Sermons team, God bless them for funding and maintaining this incredible service. I urge anyone out there looking for quality audio podcasts on theology (especially Coptic Orthodox) to visit OrthodoxSermons.org and subscribe to some of the RSS feeds. There is a huge library on various topics currently and it's growing all the time!

    If you need a suggestion on where to start, I highly recommend any sermon by Father Anthony Messeh if you're looking for some very concrete, easy to relate to discussions. For some of the best factual and studious sermons, I'd recommend any talk by His Grace Bishop David.

    Of course, those are just some suggestions of where to start, you really can't go wrong with any of the sermons on there. You could also consider the Most Viewed sermons, or even dive right in to the Most Recent ones.

    And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
    (Romans 12:2)

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