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Press Release
For more information contact:
Chuck Powell, Development Director

Ft. Lauderdale (February 15) – 2007 has started out to be the most productive year ever for Orthodox Christian Network. The technology exists to create multiple media outreach tools for our Orthodox Churches all across the country and OCN is committed to using this technology to do just that. With the launch of The Ark, OCN’s 24 hour internet based radio outreach featuring contemporary Orthodox Christian music and more; we have seen a dramatic increase in interest in OCN’s work to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for the Orthodox Church here in America and around the world.

Now OCN is preparing to launch an additional media option to reach out to the Orthodox faithful and religious seekers alike.

In the next few weeks, OCN will add another 24 hour internet based media ministry to our growing media products. It will be called The Rudder!

The Rudder will feature Orthodox Christian liturgical music from around the world along with teaching programs heard on The Ark and the nationally syndicated radio program, Come Receive The Light. The launch of The Rudder will coincide with a complete reworking of the OCN website to better reflect our growing ministry and to serve an increasing number of visitors and members to our web site. Changes are already being made at, but the next several weeks will see an increase in activity and additional ministry tools all designed to help local parishes stay connected to the faithful and to draw the religious seeker to Orthodoxy.

The Rudder will join The Ark as an additional media ministry product produced by OCN. Our first was the nationally syndicated half hour program Come Receive The Light. Keep an eye on OCN because we aren’t finished growing. To learn more about OCN and how we are using media to share the timeless beauty of Orthodoxy, go to

OCN is a commissioned agency of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, and our Orthodox hierarchs have directed OCN to find effective ways to use modern media to raise awareness of our Orthodox faith in the minds of the general population and to be an “assistant” to local parish priests in keeping our faithful attached to the Church between worship services.