OCN Hosts First Annual 30 Under 30 Award Celebration

OCN Hosts First Annual 30 Under 30 Award Celebration


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On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the OCN hosted the First Annual 30 Under 30 Award Celebration in Brookline, MA.  Heartfelt congratulations to all 30 award recipients!  What began as a simple idea to scout out and champion the leaders of our faith materialized into a spectacular event filled with faith, leadership and love.  All guests and mentors were in the company of some astounding young women and men.  OCN’s honorees are not only trailblazers in their respective fields of work, but more importantly, deeply rooted Orthodox Christians whose faith is vital to their character as they pursue success.

“The room was filled with the core of the next generation in whom we entrust our faith. It’s a enormous responsibility… and we trust you… to toil not only toward financial success, but to better your communities along the way.” ~ Demetra Ganias Soterakis, OCN Board Member and MC

A thank you to Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology for hosting the celebration of 130 guests.  Congratulations to the 2017 Recipients of the OCN 30 Under 30!   Recipients of the 30 Under 30 Award hailed from all over the country, including the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Orthodoxy has so much to offer this country and the excellence of these young leaders will help light the way. Fr. Thomas Moore was also presented with the OCN Hero Award for his lifetime of service to others. Watch Jonathan Jackson provide guiding words of inspiration and a concert for all.



Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty-two years. We have worked to create a community for both believers and non believers alike by sharing the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. We have reached 5.7 Million People in One Week and we want to reach millions more!  Signup to receive our newsletter email: info@myocn.net.

Do you find it hard to keep focused on Christ when you’re on the go? OCN makes it easy! You can be inspired daily by the OCN programming from where ever you are by plugging into our ListenReadWatch Worship.  To learn more about emerging Orthodox leaders in our Community check out OCN 30 Under 30 Initiative.  It is an opportunity to show support for and invest in this next generation of trailblazers.

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