ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK INC

aka O.C.N.   |   Washington, DC   |  www.myocn.net

Mission

The organization’s purpose is to be the premier online platform promising access to the fullest life through a timeless faith.

Ruling year info

2004

Managing Director

Mrs. Eleni Alexiou

Main address

PO Box 9658

Washington, DC 20016 USA

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EIN

65-1105070

NTEE code info

Religious Radio (X84)

Christian (X20)

Religious Television (X82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are over 7 billion inhabitants on the earth and over 3 billion individuals have access to the Internet. OCN offers the opportunity for faithful and seekers to learn about the Mother Church. Our purpose is also to allow people of like mind to gather together on social media to discuss aspects of faith and life. Currently there is no such entity which such a wide reach with a variety of experts in Orthodox Christianity. With over 300 million Orthodox Christian, the OCN offers a unique opportunity to address this issue.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light was the first OCN program, and it remains the network’s flagship. Hosted by OCN’s Founding Father and former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, the program tackles a variety of topics and perspectives on Orthodox and secular life, featuring interviews with guests from every jurisdiction and all walks of life. Come Receive the Light is best known and loved for its accessible, conversational style and inspiring outlook.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Rudder is a 24/7 Internet Radio station providing Orthodox sacred music to reach people throughout the world and in all walks of life, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, clergy and laity, with the beautiful and transforming music of Orthodox worship. The Rudder is powered by the Orthodox Christian Network, an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America. The Rudder is programmed by Dr. Vladimir Morosan , the host of Icons in Sound, who has worked in Orthodox liturgical music for over 35 years, as a scholar, as a choral conductor, as a teacher, and as a publisher. The Rudder offers a unique opportunity to reach people throughout the world and in all walks of life, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, clergy and laity, with the beautiful and transforming music of Orthodox worship.

Population(s) Served
Adults

“The Sounding” was named for the nautical practice of measuring the depth of water with a sounding line, a rope with a weight attached to it and units of measure marked off along the line. The rope was lowered over the side of a ship, born down into the water by the weight, and when the weight came to rest, the measurement was taken by the markings on the rope. The purpose of “The Sounding” is to probe the heights and depths of our human experience and take their measure. Our mission is to support the well-being of our readers by providing well-written, positive, and thought-provoking Orthodox content and fostering discussion of its application to life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Orthodox churches offering meaningful services. Are you looking for Orthodox LIVE Services Weekly? Here are Orthodox services live. Live streaming of Pan-Orthodox services including Divine Liturgy, Vespers, Salutations, Bible Study, Sermons and More.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Orthodox Christian Network brings you video programming: Every Sunday morning, you can WORSHIP a LIVE BROADCAST of the Divine Liturgy from AROUND the WORLD, Priest recordings from churches across the World, INTERACTIVE videos about the faith, and NEWS REPORTS including with stories and issues of interest to Orthodox Christians around the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Anchor provides challenging and engaging Orthodox talk radio you can listen to at any hour of the day or night. Featuring guests and speakers from around the Orthodox world, our programming provides solid theological discussion, Orthodox news and commentary, practical advice on topics such as marriage and parenting, and the voices of everyday people, sharing their stories and perspectives. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to keep you company and lift you up on your journey.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Children’s Word is a weekly Sunday bulletin for Orthodox Christian young people. Each issue includes a message on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the saints for the week. You’ll also find a coloring page and other activities. It is designed for an 8.5 x 14 page, and it can be downloaded and printed.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

A weekly conversation that began during the Coronavirus Pandemic to deal with listeners concerns about being isolated and what resources the Church has to assist them and their families during these pressing times.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A gathering of Orthodox Christians worldwide who share similar concerns and desires to strengthen their faith. In addition it is also a community for those seeking to learn more about the ancient Christian faith to come to find answers to their basic questions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To establish a premier media organization that can share the timeless faith of Christ with the world. As Churches are emptying of the faithful we have to ask ourselves why we are not relevant to their needs and also find out how we can do a better job utilizing all effective means of communication to offer the faith to inspire the next generation of faithful.

We are incorporating the best minds in the field of the production of relevant uplifting content, social media utilization for sharing content, not for profit fundraising. The Orthodox Christian Network provides opportunities to listen, watch and connect in ways that encourage the growth of the Orthodox Faith and Community. Our radio shows provide a variety of topics and perspectives on Orthodox and secular life as well as Orthodox News and Liturgical Music. Our Live Streaming worship and classes allow our community to share in services with other members of the Orthodox Faith worldwide and grow in their knowledge of Orthodoxy. Our Blog's mission is to support the well-being of our readers by providing well-written, positive, and thought-provoking Orthodox content and fostering discussion of its application to life. Our OCN social media platforms allow our followers to pray, celebrate, learn and connect with the World Wide Orthodox community. We are meeting with public relations, business scorecard, and technological experts in the field today to see who we can best deliver the faith to the average parishioners and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of the faith using contemporary means to do so.

OCN has created space for professional staff, a think tank to develop what content we want to create, how to do so and what talent to use. Our Board of Directors and staff are constantly meeting to see where opportunities for growth can emerge.

As we celebrate the 25 year anniversary of our founding we are pleased to have become a hub for Orthodoxy Christians and those that may have fallen away from Christ with content that is relevant to their lives. We have made significant progress in creating partnerships and developing new programs for today’s modern world.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK INC

Board of directors
as of 3/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Charles Lelon


Board co-chair

Christos Tsavoussis

Garry Paxinos

Tina Serbanos

Rev. Steven Zorzos

Andreas Alexandrou

Michael Angelakos

Maria Marshall

Evangeline Gouletas

Gabriel Otte

Kostas Splagounias

Frank Tsamoutales

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data