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Wired worshippers log on to meet God

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Leanne Staeger, assistant web technician, gives directions to her camera woman during the online streaming of a Sunday service at Trinity Church in Downtown Manhattan. A growing number of people turn to the Web to worship and pray. (Photo by Snejana Farberov)

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Leanne Staeger (center), assistant web technician at the online TV studio of Trinity Church, is in a hurry to encode the streaming video of a Sunday service, so that Web users could watch it online. A growing number of people turn to the Internet to worship and pray. (Photo by Snejana Farberov)

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The new non-denominational site dear-god.net allows users to address God directly in a blog-like forum. A growing number of people turn to the Web to worship and pray. (Courtesy of dear-god.net)

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Cyber worship is a new catch phrase that has 21st century believers buzzing. People who cannot physically attend church services can now take advantage of God-casting and watch sermons online, while those who don't buy into the idea of organized religion can address the Almighty directly on a new blog-like forum, www.dear-god.net.


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