Ahepa Family Leadership, Andrew T. Banis Supreme President of Ahepa and Joanne Booras Grand President of the Daughters of Penelope Visit OCN Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida


OCN Board of Trustees Meeting Rescheduled for April 6, 2002 in Ft. Lauderdale


Presentation to be made on radio program at Clergy-Laity Assembly, Diocese of Boston March 2, 2002


Radio Program opens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Saturdays 10:00AM-10:30AM




Schedule of Programs for February 2002



Topic: What is the role of the Leadership 100 Endowment Program in the future of the Orthodox Christian Church in America?
Guest: Mr. Arthur Anton Chairman of Leadership 100

ARTHUR C. ANTON was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and is married to Madeline (Kanavos) Anton. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. He graduated from Boston University, College of Business Administration, and Class of 1950 with honors.

Mr. Anton present activities include: Chairman of the Investment Committee, the Board of Governance Committee and various other Committee positions for Lowell General Hospital. Mr. Anton is very active in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and he was ordained "Archon Depoutatos" by Archbishop Iakovos on April 04, 1976 this is the highest lay honor the Greek Orthodox Church can bestow. He has been a member of the Archdiocesan Council since 1970; the Nationa1 Chairman of the League of Greek Orthodox Stewards from 1972-1982, he was a Member of Executive Committee from 1972-1994, and a Member of National Finance Committee 1972-1996. Mr. Anton has been the Chairman of many local, regional, and national events for the Church. He was the Chairman of the Leadership 100 Conference in Boston April 30 - May 05, 1997 and was Elected Vice Chairman of Leadership 100 in 1994. In May 2000 he was Elected Chairman of Leadership 100 at their Conference in Washington, DC

Mr. Anton has been very active in the following civic and social groups: The Northern Middlesex and the Greater Lowell Chambers of Commerce, the International Fabricare Alumni Association, Lowell Rotary Club, United Fund of Greater Lowell, Community Council of Greater Lowell, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA, and The Order of Ahepa. He has served as chairman for many local, regional, and national fund raising events. Further, he has served as toastmaster for numerous local, regional, and national events.

Mr. Anton has served as Director through the years on the following Boards: Lowell Boys Club, Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, Merrimack Valley United Fund, and the Harvard College Parents Committee, The Bank of New England-North, The Conifer Group ($4 Billion Bank/Holding Company) -Director 1984-1987; the Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank; and the Central Savings Bank.

Mr. Anton has been the recipient of many Awards including: Elected "Young Man of the Year" in Greater Lowell 1958, recipient of the 1978 Boston University School of Management Alumni Award, recipient of the "Aristotelian Award" in 1979 by the Order of Ahepa, Lowell General Hospital Award September 19, 1986, recipient of the Religious Heritage of America, business and professional Award in Birmingham. A1abama, October 16, 1989, recipient of the 1991 Natlona1 Conference of Christians and Jews Northeastern Region Award - Boston 04-11-1991


Topic: Winter Tour of Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology will be in Ft. Lauderdale to visit the studios of OCN and participate in an interview for Come Receive the Light.
Guest: Representatives of Hellenic College and Holy Cross School of Theology

HCHC staff leader Sonia Daly along with students Nektarios Antoniou, Marcella Ballasis, Demetrios Kounavis, and Luke Melackrinos will discuss their tour and its theme. The theme is taken from the Gospel of Saint Luke, and underscores that their work is also purposeful and results-oriented: "The harvest is great but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Luke 10:2)." <BR

The group is quick to point out the two primary reasons for the choice of the theme.

1) To emphasize the fact that there is truly a great need for "laborers" in the Orthodox Church - priests and lay people and 2) To make it clear that Hellenic College and Holy Cross is eager to recruit and educate qualified persons to serve as laborers in the Lord's harvest.


Topic: Race to Respond
Guest: Jim Angelus, race organizer and cycling team captain.
Guest: Dean Triantafillou, Executive Director IOCC

Race To Respond is more than an adventure and a test of athletic skill and endurance.

It is a tribute to the human spirit and a metaphor for life itself. The goal is to celebrate IOCC?s 10 years of service and to support its worldwide humanitarian efforts to respond to the call for help from those in need around the globe.

IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) is the official humanitarian aid and development agency of the Orthodox Churches of the Americas.

In just 10 years, IOCC has provided more than $100 million in program services to some of the world's most vulnerable people . orphans, refugees, the elderly, people with disabilities and people whose lives have been torn apart by war, natural disasters or ethnic strife ? in 21 countries. Through awareness and support raised from the Race to Respond, IOCC will continue to provide the tools needed to rebuild communities one family at a time.


Topic : Changing Water into Wine: Leadership 911
Topic : Fighting Terrorism with Orthodox Christian Canon Law

Guest : Rev. Dr. Frank Marangos
Guest : Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso

Topic 1: Changing Water into Wine: Leadership 911 with Fr. Frank Marangos Director Religious Education Department GOA

Fr. Frank will briefly introduce his topic that he will deliver during the Festival of Books, Lectures, and Concerts to be held on March 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Topic 2: Fighting Terrorism with Orthodox Christian Canon Law Guest 2: Fr. Patrick Viscuso

Fr. Patrick will briefly introduce his topic that he will deliver during the Festival of Books, Lectures, and Concerts to be held on March 8-10 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Fr. Frank, Fr.Patrick along with Peter Jon Gillquist will come to Ft. Lauderdale on the weekend of March 8-10, 2001 to celebrate the 3rd Annual Festival of Orthodox Christian Books co- sponsored by OCN and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. The weekend will be packed with lectures, book sales, as well as concerts. On this program, Fr. Frank and Fr.Patrick will introduce and give us some ideas of what they are going to talk about at the Festival.


Topic: From Salt Lake City to Constantinople:  A spiritual journey.


Guest: Rev. Deacon Allen Bullock

Rev. Deacon Allen Bullock will share with us his spiritual journey from Mormonism to Orthodoxy.





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