Motherhood and Faith During a Pandemic

Motherhood and Faith During a Pandemic


In honor of Mother’s Day, OCN is pleased to announce our next #myOCN Community Online Gathering

Thursday, May 7th, at 4:00 pm EST with special guests Irene Sakkas and Paraskevi June. This program is generously brought to you by the James and Joanne Mitchell Foundation. If you would like to attend, please register to receive sign-in instructions and invite a friend to join:…/let-s-talk-live-mothe…

Join us as we discuss face to face motherhood and faith during a pandemic. Irene and Paraskevi are mothers, members of Philoptochos, moderators of the Greek Orthodox Moms Facebook Group boasting over 26,000 members. Fr. Christopher Metropulos, our Executive Director, will be offering a “Let’s Talk” 45-minute interactive video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way discussion. We will also be live-streamed on #myOCN Facebook page. Join us and thousands online for prayers and discussion. Families are welcome, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Irene Sakkas

Irene Sakkas holds a BA from Hellenic College, M.Ed in Multicultural/ Multilingual Education and working towards a M. Ed in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. She serves on the Board of Education for the Hellenic Education Center, leads her church’s moms, pops and tots group, and a proud member of Philoptochos. Irene is the founder of the active facebook group “Greek Orthodox Moms” which unites over 26,000 members in faith, culture and parenting. She resides in the metro DC are with her husband and two children. 

Paraskevi June

Paraskevi June resides in Seal Beach, California with her husband and three children. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, she was a public school teacher as well as choir organist and Greek dance director at her home parish of Assumption, Long Beach. She co-founded the church moms and tots program where it continues to grow. Paraskevi and her family took the opportunity to live in Honolulu, Hawaii for five years where they attended Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific. While in paradise, Paraskevi provided support for Hawaii’s Greek dance ministry. Upon returning to the mainland, Paraskevi decided to teach Greek School and join the Greek dance board at Assumption. She coordinates the church’s social media ministry and volunteers for FOCUS, a pan-Orthodox national charity that aids the impoverished in her locale, and a proud member of Philoptochos. Serving as a moderator for the Greek Orthodox Moms page on Facebook and crafting also give her great enjoyment. 

About author

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.