Lindsey Mastis was Master of Ceremonies over the weekend for Orthodox Christian Network’s Celebrity Chef Fundraiser! Watch Now on Ch7 as we gathered together in common ground to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of the founding of the Orthodox Christian Network.  We were blessed to sit there on the day of St. Nicholas at the Washington, DC historical Cathedral of Saint Sophia’s. The cornerstone of this church building was laid by the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower and His Eminence Michael, Archbishop of North and South America in 1956. 

Food is something that binds us all together. There is no human that can exist without it.  Yes, of course it takes many different forms and tastes but it is necessary for our survival. We gathered upon this common ground and in this sacred season to break bread, enjoy each others company, and put our devices down to allow us to communicate, look into each others eyes and see the creation of God in each of us.

A huge thank you to ABC 7 News – WJLA, Chef Sophia Manatakis, those of who attended the DC event, volunteers, and our sponsors (Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral Ministries, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, The Bottle Shop, Urban Winery, Talia’s Cuzina, DC Greeks, Andreas A. Alexandrou, Tina Serbanos, and Maria Marshall)

The Food Network Celebrity Chef Sophia Manatakis will bring her considerable culinary skills to Washington, DC in December.

December 6, 2019 @ 6:00PM — 9:00PM

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2815 36th Street
Washington, DC 20007

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Lindsey Mastis, Emmy Award-Winning Anchor at at ABC7News in Washington, DC will be our Master’s of Ceremonies. This fun filled event will feature a live cooking demonstration, tasting, wine and hors-d’oeuvres! The momentous night will also feature an awesome raffle and many door prizes! Sophia says her dream to become a chef came from her faith, feeling fearless, and being self confident.

Chef Sophia Manatakis has thrilled countless people over the years from the Family restaurant Uncle Nick’s kitchen, personal appearances and several television shows such as The Food Network Chopped and Family Food Showdown. She is demystifying what it takes to be an award-winning chef by bringing the experience to home kitchens, catering business cooking classes and events. The Orthodox Christian faith has brought her all of these amazing experiences and opportunity’s ahead. Even when her path seemed uncertain, she chose to trust in her faith.

This fundraiser is hosted by Saint Sophia Cathedral Ministries and OCN. It will benefit Orthodox Christian Network Media Missions as it celebrate its 25 years of service. Thanks for being part of the success reaching souls for Christ. You don’t have to look far to realize that these days the world needs God more than ever before.


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