The 2012 annual spring meeting of the Orthodox Christian Network [OCN] board of directors was held at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral here on March 16, 2012.
Dr. Daniel Miles, OCN’s Radio Outreach Coordinator, offered a presentation on OCN parish internet radio solutions. Board member Garry Paxinos enlightened the board on the use of technology by other faiths. The Annual Giving Coordinator, Kathy Chapekis, presented OCN’s progress in various fundraising efforts. Board members also discussed the use of all new and upcoming forms of media to convey the faith, and called upon all priests and parishes to join in this sacred effort.
The newly elected executive board includes Dr. George Mekras, President; Mr. Nick Furris, First Vice President; Mrs. Joanne Mitchell, Second Vice President; Mr. Tony Maiorana, Treasurer; and Mr. Nick Mavrick, Secretary.
The following day, OCN celebrated its 16th year of broadcasting with nearly 100 DC-area “Share the Light” partners, who who provide the financial backbone to the organization. The fundraising event, also held at the cathedral, featured a panel discussion on ways technology impacts our faith. Panelists included His Eminence, Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh; Priest Dr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director; and Professor Terry Mattingly, Scripps Howard Newspaper Columnist. Michael Emanuel, FOX News Chief Congressional Correspondent, served as moderator.
Detailed information on the panel discussion and a wealth of Orthodox Christian media resources may be found on OCN’s web site.
The OCN is a commissioned agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America and has as its objective the creation of a national, sustainable, and effective North American Orhtodox Christian media witness. It engages the broader culture with Orthodox Christianity’s rich theological, spiritual, and moral heritage, thereby strengthening the Church’s witness and contribution to the culture in which we live.