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.
The Syrian war has displaced six and a half million people inside its borders and driven more than four million more from their homes in search of safety in other countries. The arrival of winter only worsens the harsh living conditions for these besieged families. International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of the largest relief networks inside Syria and one of only a few still reaching those in need. Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with IOCC Programs Director, Mark Ohanian. Mark recently returned from the region and shares his firsthand account of this crisis.
You can help the victims of poverty and conflicts around the world by making a financial gift to the IOCC Syria Relief Fund which will provide immediate relief, as well as long-term support to help those in need. To make a gift, please visit www.iocc.org or call toll-free at 877-803-IOCC (4622). Click here to see a list of their partners.
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$20,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE FOR THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
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Be on the lookout for our new mobile app, “Spark”, to be launched in the near future. The app will raise awareness of Christian persecution worldwide and provide you and millions of Orthodox with different ways to act.
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