|Improvements to the St. John Prayer Request Web Service|
Recently, the online web service for submitting names to the weekly St. John Prayer service (Moleben) on Saturdays has undergone some major improvements.
Since making this service available on our webpage we have received over 18,000 names that have been read at and prayed for at the service to Saint John!!! Prior to the recent changes that were implemented, the names were received in a way that required a substantial amount of manual work to merge the names received with a standard template. Theses merged templates containing the names were then printed out and taken to the relics of Saint John each Saturday. In order to accomodate the automation of name merging we have had to introduce some more stricter rules in terms of the way the names were being submitted on the web form. These new rules are outlined in more detail in the Guidelines section on the specific page. If you submit names regularly please review the new requirements so that you will be able to assist us in making the transition to the new automation as smooth as possible.
Here is a sample page of the newly automated report (which takes names stored in our database and merges with a PDF file) that we just print out and bring to the Cathedral:
We thank you for your assistance.