Overcoming COVID-19 with Faith over Fear
We are pleased to announce our next myOCN Community Online Gathering this coming Thursday, May 28th, at 7:00 pm EST with special guests Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos both diagnosed with, and hospitalized for COVID-19, within a few days of each other. We will talk about their recent struggle with this deadly virus and how faith supported them during these trying times.
Fr. Christopher Metropulos, our Executive Director, will be offering a “Let’s Talk” 1 hour interactive video session on Zoom with limited availability for two-way discussion. We will also be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Join us and thousands online for prayers and discussion. Families are welcome, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. If you would like to attend, please register HERE to receive sign-in instructions. This program is generously brought to you by the James and Joanne Mitchell Foundation.
More about Fr. Costa and Presbytera Pauline Pavlakos
Fr. Costa and Pauline Pavlakos were married on June 6, 1981. They are the proud parents of Christina (Mike), Fr. Andrew (Caroline), and Christopher (Emily). They have 6 grandchildren, with one due any day.
Fr. Costa was ordained to the Diaconate in 1983 and to the priesthood in 1984. Fr. Costa currently serves the parish of Saint Katherine in Falls Church, Virginia. He is the Vicar of Northern Virginia in the Metropolis of New Jersey. He has served, and continues to serve, on many committees including but not limited to—Archdiocese Benefits Committee, Hellenic College/Holy Cross Board of Trustees, and Culmore Clinic. He is very active in Missions.
Presvytera Pauline has been very active in the Orthodox Church her entire life. Professionally, she was an editor for Teaching Sociology for approximately 15 years, taught distance learning sociology classes, and created/maintained websites starting when there were no programs and you had to write your own HTML. She has been very active in the National Sisterhood of Presbyteras, holding just about every office, including being president for 4 years.