This paper is a survey of the roundtable discussion at the Russian Orthodox University (Moscow). The debates among Orthodox journalists, academics and clerics of the Russian Orthodox Church were centered on ‘pros’ and ‘cons’ of using the new media for the purpose of the Church mission. In particular, they raised questions of the most successful forms of engaging with the internet, such as blogging and maintaining information websites. Conference participants discussed ethical issues, such as anonymity, pertaining to the presence of the priest in the digital environemnt.

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