GitLain is lain.church's Gitea instance, providing all members with Git repository hosting, issue trackers, organisations and related functionality.
XMPP provides secure instant messaging with features such as media integration, read receipts, server-side history, multi-user chat rooms and most importantly, end-to-end encryption.
lain.church runs a Prosody server to provide XMPP accounts to the community, tied into one's main lain.church account. Said server supports, among others, the following :
Gopher is an early and extremely simple hypertext protocol pre-dating HTTP. lain.church provides Gopher 'holes' for users as part of GitLain. A repo named 'gopherhole' in a user's account will be served as a directoru on the lain.church gopher server. For example, tA/gopherhole is served as gopher://lain.church:70/ta. This service is available to all users.
In the future, these gopherholes will also be served over HTTP(S) as gopher.lain.church.