Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN)
is pleased to announce the upgrading and redesign for one of its Internet Radio Stations, The ARK, together with the official appointment of a Program Director. Our Professional Web-Site and Graphic Design team comprised of Glen Chancy (Orthodox Church in America, OCA), Cameron Thorp (Orthodox Church in America, OCA) and Jacob Lee (Antiochian Archdiocese, AOC), have put together a new more friendly look and feel to the website. The Program Director is planning to bring a wealth of new music for all of us to hear from various Orthodox Christian artists worldwide.
The ARK provides a listening experience of the best of contemporary music from an Orthodox perspective, along with the best of traditional Orthodox liturgical music selected for Western ears, with the goal of providing music that encourages a relationship with Jesus Christ, twenty four hours per day, seven days a week.
Fr.Christopher Metropulos, OCN's Executive Director stated, "We are truly blessed to have such talented staff at the OCN, who continue to offer the best that Orthodox Christianity can put forward in the world. Listeners and visitors to our site will be thrilled with the new design of our Internet Radio Station, the ARK, and its functionality. I am also honored to have on our staff in an official capacity as the Program Director for the station Ron Moore, who brings with him a wealth of knowledge of music and a deep commitment to share the Love of Christ with everyone. He joins other worthy staff members of the OCN such as Dr. Vladimir Morosan and his wife Helen (raised in both OCA and ROCOR Churches now serving as a choir director in an Antiochian Archdiocese parish), who are the Program Directors for The RUDDER, another Internet Radio Station brought to you by the OCN, which plays traditional liturgical music of our faith.”
Program Director Ron Ephrem Moore has been involved professionally with contemporary music since his high school days in folk and rock bands. He coined the name "Contemporary Christian Music" as a contributing reviewer in the early days of the genre, but kept to the fringes of that scene, feeling that Christian artists should be in the general market to reach all through their art. His concerts and recordings have been well received in Christian circles as well as in general market universities, coffeehouses, and festivals. David Di Sabatino's Contemporary Christian Music Encyclopedia lists Ron Moore as a major contributor to the development of CCM.
The Director commented, “The ARK is unique in its encouragement of creating new music and poetry while keeping the ancient Christian faith content intact. As more and more contemporary artists find the early Church alive and well, more material, and artists are becoming available. As tastes and product in the arts becomes more diversified, and available thanks to the internet, The ARK finds itself in the extraordinary position of being in the vanguard of arts of faith with depth, meaning, and skill, for a growing population of listeners who are disappointed with a shallow, despairing field of choices. The ARK will continue to sail through the storm, carrying the faith, and new life found in the good news of Jesus Christ. Welcome aboard!”
Visit our web site and listen to the ARK today and give us your feedback. By all means share this station with the youth of your parish and especially young family members.
"The Ark" at the Orthodox Christian Network (www.myocn.net)
The *Orthodox Christian Network* is one of the official agencies of SCOBA, commissioned by our hierarchs to create a national, sustainable and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity throughout North America. OCN produces the only nationally syndicated Orthodox Christian radio broadcast, as well as several other outreach programs, including DVDs and Internet-based media, in direct collaboration with sister SCOBA agencies (e.g. IOCC, OCMC, OCF, OCPM), as well as with various Orthodox Christian jurisdictions and pan-Orthodox, para-church organizations. Our goal is to engage the broader culture of North America with Orthodox Christianity's rich theological, spiritual and moral heritage, and to thereby strengthen the Orthodox Church's witness and contribution to the culture in which we live.
The Orthodox Christian Network is a commissioned agency of SCOBA