Inspirational: Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

Inspirational: Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

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Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith

myOCN Community Online Gathering Thursday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos both home and healthy after being diagnosed with, and hospitalized for COVID-19, within a few days of each other.

We will talk about their recent struggle with this deadly virus and how faith supported them during these trying times. We know this is a trying time for many people around the world.  This program is generously brought to you by the James and Joanne Mitchell Foundation. If you would like to attend, please register HERE to receive sign-in instructions. 

Fr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director, will be offering a “Let’s Talk” an hour video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way discussion. We will also be live-streamed on OCN Facebook page. Join us and thousands online for prayers and discussion. Families are welcome, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

More about Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos

Fr. Costa and Pauline Pavlakos were married on June 6, 1981. They are the proud parents of Christina (Mike), Fr. Andrew (Caroline), and Christopher (Emily). They have 6 grandchildren, with one due any day.

Fr. Costa was ordained to the Diaconate in 1983 and to the priesthood in 1984. Fr. Costa currently serves the parish of Saint Katherine in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the Vicar of Northern Virginia in the Metropolis of New Jersey. He has served, and continues to serve, on many committees including but not limited to—Archdiocese Benefits Committee, Hellenic College/Holy Cross Board of Trustees, and Culmore Clinic. He is very active in Missions.

Presvytera Pauline has been very active in the Orthodox Church her entire life. Professionally, she was an editor for Teaching Sociology for approximately 15 years, taught distance learning sociology classes, and created/maintained websites starting when there were no programs and you had to write your own HTML. She has been very active in the National Sisterhood of Presbyteras, holding just about every office, including being president for 4 years as well as a member of Philoptochos.

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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.