Presvytera Vassi Makris Haros is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture & Planning and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. She is the owner, designer and photographer of V’s Cardbox, In Service and Love. a greeting card company featuring cards with an Orthodox voice. She strongly feels that experiencing the Orthodox Faith through the church’s cyclical calendar of feasts and fasts is a gift that is too often overlooked.
We’d like to introduce to our new Sounding Blog Chief, Katy Mena-Berkley.
Katy, a professional writer and yoga instructor based in Chattanooga, Tenn., has more than 10 years of experience in communications.
Katy earned her BFA in fabric design from the University of Georgia and launched her writing career with a fashion column in a local alternative newspaper. Her interests in design and foreign culture then led her to Florence, Italy, where she interned as a contributing writer for textile publication La Spola.
Since returning stateside, Katy has worked in reporting, editing, copywriting, and public speaking. She also currently serves as an ambassador for a medication called Lemtrada, a new therapy on the market to treat patients with multiple sclerosis.
Katy has been a blogger for OCN since 2012.
As OCN’s Sounding Blog Chief, Katy is looking for writers to share their experiences of Orthodoxy. If you are interested in writing for an Orthodox blog, send her a few samples of your writing (600-1200 words) and a reference from your parish priest. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Spark OCN app is an Orthodox Christian News portal that allows you to take action. Spark provides daily devotions, live Bible study, and you can read and learn about events going on in the Orthodox Christian world, especially those concerning persecuted Christians. In addition to making it easy to share news and articles with friends, Spark allows you make prayer requests for those who are suffering. Click here to download the Spark OCN app.
Orthodox Prayer Book is the ultimate prayer assistant for Orthodox Christians. Not only does it allow you to carry your prayers around, it was designed from the ground-up for the iPhone to allow you to pray in the least distracting manner possible. Carry all the prayers, information about daily saints and fasting schedules with you throughout your day. Keep a list of people you want to pray for and have them automatically embedded into the prayers. Click here to download the Orthodox Prayer Book.