Los Angeles, October 31, 2023.

Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the Cathedral of Saint Sophia, Los Angeles, are pleased to announce their collaboration, celebrating both OCN’s coming 30th year of championing global Christian Orthodoxy and the establishment of the Orthodox Media Ministry at Saint Sophia Cathedral (OMM).

The two organizations intend to amplify the Orthodox voice, through social media, online programming, and opportunities for Orthodox youth and media professionals in the Los Angeles area to participate in spreading the Faith, building on OCN’s rich tapestry of programs addressing pressing societal issues from the interplay of religion with science to ecumenical and interfaith dialogues, and the Cathedral’s presence in Los Angeles—one of the world’s premier media centers and diverse modern cultures.

The challenge is to address the Now with Eternal Wisdom, to ensure that Orthodox Christianity remains a guiding light for present and future generations.

OCN and the Cathedral of Saint Sophia will work to establish an expanded Los Angeles resource to communicate the timeless teachings of Orthodox Christianity.

Initial efforts will focus on the renewal of the podcast “Armed with Faith” on OCN platforms hosted by the new Dean of the Cathedral, Father Gary Kyriacou.

OCN will work to assist the Cathedral’s OMM in engagement, teaching and service opportunities for the Los Angeles community’s Orthodox youth leveraging professional talent, within the community and existing in and around LA—social media collaboration, development of new and topical content, interviewing of local Orthodox community and religious leaders, and participation in streaming of Orthodox liturgical services.

OCN and Saint Sophia Cathedral plan to celebrate their collaboration with a Gala—“Connecting To Wisdom (Sophia)”—on August 31st 2024, at the Cathedral’s Huffington Center, benefitting OCN’s “Centuries of Faith, One Network Campaign” and the establishment of the Orthodox Media Ministry at Saint Sophia Cathedral. The Gala will highlight OCN’s near 30 year history and the initial efforts of the OMM, with planned dinner, dance, silent and live auctions for the Orthodox Christian community of Los Angeles.

For information concerning OCN and the Orthodox Media Ministry at Saint Sophia Cathedral, contact Mallory Kasapakis (mallory.kasapakis@myocn.net), or Deborah Settelmayer (OrthodoxMediaMinistry@SaintSophia.org).



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