Thursday, January 03, 2008
For Immediate Release
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Jan. 3, 2008) - The Orthodox Christian Network, an agency of SCOBA, will begin its annual celebration of "Share the Light Sunday" with something new this year: A live Web TV Special broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 13.
This live program, which will stream on www.MyOCN.net from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST, will feature special guests discussing some of OCN's exciting new projects and how local parishes can make the most of Share the Light Sunday on Jan. 20, 2008.
Share the Light Sunday is an annual event designated by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) to spread the word about OCN's programs and mission, and to raise financial support for the growth of its national outreach programs.
Parishes throughout North America traditionally observe Share the Light Sunday by taking a special offering, mentioning OCN in the homily, or reading the Share the Light Sunday encyclical letter by the SCOBA hierarchs.
"As Orthodox Christians, we have been richly blessed with the sacred repository of the fullness of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ," the Bishops of SCOBA wrote in their encyclical. "With such a blessing, there comes both the responsibility to offer our Orthodox Faith to the world around us and the challenge to find means that are consistent with the our Divine Message of love and forgiveness and suited for contemporary society. Therefore, on this 'Share the Light' Sunday, we ask that you take time to learn about and support the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), a ministry of SCOBA."
More information on the Web TV Special, and Share the Light Sunday, is available at www.MyOCN.net .
Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a pan-Orthodox media ministry
and one of the official agencies of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of
Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas. OCN uses modern media to
raise awareness of the Orthodox Christian faith in the minds of the
general population and produces media tools for local parishes designed
to increase the effectiveness of their own media outreach. OCN also
produces Come Receive The Light, a nationally syndicated Orthodox radio
program, as well as two Internet-based, 24-hour Orthodox radio stations,
The Ark and The Rudder. Visit www.MyOCN.net for more information.
For more information, please contact:
Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)
PO Box 4690
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33338-4690
Toll free: 877-273-2348