Deacon Spiro Bobotas, Producer of Come Receive the Light National Orthodox Christian Radio Program, to Be Ordained

Ft. Lauderdale (May 25) – Fr. Christopher Metropulos, founder and director of Orthodox Christian Network, and pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL announced today that Deacon Spiro Bobotas, long time producer of the national Orthodox Christian radio program Come Receive The Light, will be ordained to the Orthodox Christian priesthood on Sunday, June 18th, Father’s Day in the United States and the Feast of All Saints on the Orthodox Christian calendar.

Dn. Spiro Bobotas received B.S. Degree in Business Administration from the Whittemore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire, Durham in 1983 and a Masters Degree in Divinity from the Holy Cross School of Theology in 1999. As a Youth Director, Spiro led the Youth Ministries of 60 parishes most notably as the Camp Director for Boston Diocese Camp. In January of 2001 Spiro moved from his native New Hampshire to join Orthodox Christian Network to further development this media outreach for the Orthodox Church. He served as the Associate Director for 4 + years.

Ordained to the Deaconate in January of 2005 Dn. Spiro continues to serve the community of Saint Demetrios and along with his pastoral duties, Dn. Spiro maintains his roll as the producer of Come Receive The Light, The National media outreach of SCOBA (Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in the Americas). The ordination will be conducted by His Eminence, Metropolitan ALEXIOS of Atlanta (GOA) and will be broadcast live on the ministry’s web site –

Fr. Chris Metropulos said “Deacon Spiro has served the local community at St. Demetrios for many years in addition to his duties at OCN, and the faithful of St. Demetrios Church have come to love and admire him greatly. His ordination to the priesthood is a natural next move in his ministry that not only touches South Florida, but the nation through his faithful service at OCN. I am honored to have him stand beside me in parish work and the work of using media to share our faith with those who hunger for the fullness of the Christian faith.”

(Posting date 4 June 2006)

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