Thursday, January 19, 2006
OCN CELEBRATES SHARE THE LIGHT SUNDAY BY ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST NEW YORK AFFILIATE
For more information contact:
Charles Powell, Director of Development
Ft. Lauderdale (January 13, 2006) – Come Receive The Light, the national Orthodox Christian radio program produced by Orthodox Christian Network, is honored to announce that our national radio outreach can now be heard in New York.
Fr. Charles Joanides and the parish council of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church have committed to airing CRTL each week in Newburgh, NY on WWLE AM 1170 on Sunday mornings at 8 AM starting on Sunday, January 15th, 2006. This local station can be heard in the cities of Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Middleton, and even as far east as Danbury, Connecticut.
Fr. Charles states his parish believes that by using local media to raise awareness of the Orthodox faith, this will support his teaching ministry to his own faithful and share Orthodoxy with many who have never heard of the faith.
“This is exactly how we envisioned the ministry being used all across the country” said Fr. Chris Metropulos, the founder and co-host of the program. “When parishes partner together with us to use local media to serve the Church, we are fulfilling the task our bishops gave us in teaching, preaching, and sharing our faith with the nation. This very first New York station coming online on January 15th, the 2nd National Share The Light Sunday in all our churches, means so much to this ministry.”
Come Receive The Light is the flagship radio program of Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and is dedicated to spreading joy, hope and salvation in Jesus Christ while exploring Orthodox Christianity in contemporary society.
Orthodox Christian Networks is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is a commissioned agency of SCOBA (The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas) and a member of the National Religious Broadcasters. Visit us at www.receive.org.