January 19th, 2020
OCN Sunday is designated each year by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America to raise awareness of the Orthodox Christian Network Media Ministry Missions. The observance of OCN Sunday is an opportunity for parishes to help OCN take the extra step and go out to more people to share the truth of the gospel. Media allows us to spread the seeds of goodness in Orthodoxy around the world. The Orthodox Christian Network continues to serve the Orthodox community since 1995 and provide unlimited access to Orthodox faith-inspiring programming, services and online community.
You, your families, parish, and organizations can support OCN in a number of ways:
- Get Your Parish Involved. Speak with your priest about the OCN Encyclical available here to download from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, include OCN resources in your parish bulletin, and take a special collection for OCN. Create a Coffee Hour Table and add OCN to your parish website. We are created for an abundant life. There are over 7 billion people in the world today and over 3 billion of them get their information daily from the internet.
- Be a Change Agent. Get Others Involved. Create a Media Ministry Missions Team at your parish, become an OCN Virtual Volunteer or Contributor, or host a fundraiser to share the impact OCN has had on your faith and others.
- Become a Monthly Share the Light Sponsor. With church attendance declining, it’s the call of our generation to reach people where they are and remind them of the grace of God and His unconditional love. Give the gift that will last generations.
Share the Light Sunday Encyclical – 2020
Share the Light Sunday, January 19, 2020
Dear Blessed Faithful,
We greet you during this great and joyous Feast of Theophany in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As a new decade dawns we also pause to reflect and celebrate that this is the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Orthodox Christian Network.
Together let’s celebrate OCN media ministry missions as an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. The 3rd Sunday of January each year has been declared by the Assembly of Bishops as OCN Sunday. On January 19, 2020 the Assembly asks EVERY Orthodox parish in America to participate in the mission. MyOCN is YourOCN!
Please join us in speaking about Orthodox Christian Network at church passing a tray, and identifying an ambassador at your parish who can help spread the word about this media ministry missions. We are created for an abundant life. There are over 7 billion people in the world today and over 3 billion of them get their information daily from the internet.
OCN is 100% donor supported ministry. It is not underwritten financially by any one organization, jurisdiction, or individual. Rather, OCN is supported entirely by your contributions, partnerships, grants & planned giving. The Orthodox Christian Network is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Join with OCN now and contribute to strengthening the future of Orthodox evangelism and outreach in the Digital Age. Your participation will make a difference.
On behalf of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, we thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry. Let us go forth and share the Good News.
Eleni Alexiou, Managing Director
Rev. Christopher T. Metropulos, Founding Father