In order to support the work of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) , the Hierarchs of SCOBA has designated the third Sunday of January as Share the Light Sunday , an annual observance of OCN's ministry. The hierarchs ask the January 18, 2009 be used to familiarize parishes with OCN's ministry of producing and broadcasting Orthodox Christian radio material via the Internet, and to encourage support of that ministry.
To learn what you can do, please visit OCN's Share the Light Sunday page . You can learn how you can foster awareness of this ministry, support OCN financially, download promotional materials, provide your parish with its own online radio station, and possibly win a free iPod loaded with Orthodox music! You can also call OCN at 877-273-2348 with any questions or for more information.
If you're a priest, parish lay leader, or just interested in helping to build an effective media outreach for Orthodoxy, now's your chance to make a difference.
You've probably heard people say that the Orthodox Church is “the best kept secret” in North America. With your help in the next few weeks, we can begin to change that.
Here’s how you can help: Over the next few weeks, and on Share the Light Sunday itself, you can share the information on this site with the members of your parish. In the very least, you and everyone with whom you share this information can benefit spiritually by taking advantage of the Orthodox programming that OCN already offers online at MyOCN.net.
You can also make a profound difference in the life of your own parish, and that of the entire Church, by financially supporting OCN’s efforts to build a national Orthodox media presence. Who knows? You may even be able to grow the grassroots support needed to bring Come Receive the Light, the national Orthodox Christian radio program, to YOUR area!
Time is of the essence because STL Sunday is only a week away. Please join OCN in creating something truly valuable. When you do, you’ll be standing with our SCOBA bishops and thousands of Orthodox Christians from around the country in a concerted effort to build a powerful media witness for our Church. And you’ll be touching lives for Christ.