How to Respond to Crisis with Compassion

How to Respond to Crisis with Compassion

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We are pleased to announce our myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guest Constantine Triantafilou, Executive Director and CEO of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) for over two decades. IOCC responds to crisis around the world with compassion. Inspired by faith and driven by purpose.  IOCC has provided over $715 million in worldwide relief and development programs. Dean will share first-hand how IOCC is responding to COVID-19 and how Orthodoxy continues to power their efforts. Learn more information about care calls.

Fr. Christopher Metropulos, our Executive Director, will be offering a “Let’s Talk” 1 hour interactive video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way discussion. We will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Join us and thousands online for prayers and discussion. Families are welcome, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to attend, please register HERE to receive sign-in instructions. 

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More about Constantine M. Triantafilou

Constantine M. Triantafilou has been leading International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) for over two decades. As Executive Director and CEO, he manages all facets of IOCC’s relief and development programs, including its international headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, and 10 field offices in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Triantafilou began his career in humanitarian assistance in the early 1990s with community-development projects for the Orthodox Church, working in Kenya and Tanzania. In 1993, he joined IOCC as Commodities Manager in the former Yugoslavia. He became the organization’s Balkans Representative in 1995 and Director of Programs in 1997, before taking the helm in 1998. Under his leadership, IOCC has distributed over $715 million in emergency assistance and development aid to families and communities in more than 60 countries across four continents.

The international and ecumenical experience Triantafilou brings to the table has earned the respect of numerous government and private organizations, as well as recognition for IOCC. In 2006, he was elevated to the office of Archon, Orphanotrophos, by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Triantafilou is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. He and his family live in Greater Baltimore.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.