24 Hour Internet Based Orthodox Radio Station Goes Live!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

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

Ft. Lauderdale (July 11, 2007) The Rudder, OCN's second internet based radio station is now live.

The Rudder will feature some of the most beautiful Orthodox liturgical music from around the world 24 hours a day and all available on your internet connection.

Fr. Seraphim Dedes, hieromonk at St. Gregory Palamas Monastery in Ohio, and formerly of Mt. Athos, and Stelios Kontakiotis, master chanter and choir director at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral will be advising OCN on liturgical musical selections and drawing from the rich beauty of Orthodox liturgical music from around the world and in many different languages, including the ground breaking work being done in English.

The Rudder will also feature teaching programs designed to educate and edify the Orthodox and non-Orthodox listener alike.

OCN is committed to building a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for the Orthodox Churches in America by using as many media ministries as possible. This second internet based radio outreach joins The Ark as another way we are continuing to fulfill the mission of ministry and outreach for America.

Orthodox Christian Network (OCN), is an official agency of SCOBA, the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, and develops 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. OCN produces the nationally syndicated radio program Come Receive The Light and the 24 hour internet based radio ministries of The Ark and The Rudder. For more information, go to www.myocn.net.