Welcome to Orthodoxy Now, a weekly 30-minute program
designed to educate and inform audiences about Orthodox Christianity.
The program premiered on September 18, 2006 on Christian Associates
(Channel 95) in the City of Pittsburgh and on Comcast ON DEMAND.
Since then, the program has presented thoughful discussions on a
wide range of topics of interest to Orthodox Christians, those exploring
the Orthodox faith and others.
Kweilin Nassar and John Righetti serve as the program's hosts and
interviewers. Father John Abdalah, dean of St. George Orthodox Cathedral
in Pittsburgh, also serves as a host and interviewer and is often
The program is presented on Christian Associates Channel 95 Monday
through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and
Sundays at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Programs are also available on Comcast ON DEMAND each Monday and
a selection of them are available on this web site.
Now is produced through the efforts of the Orthodox Christian
Communications Committee (OCCC), a ministry of the Orthodox Clergy
Brotherhood of Greater Pittsburgh.
The Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood of Greater Pittsburgh represents
clergy from the Orthodox churches in the tri-state area. The ministries
of the Orthodox Clergy Brotherhood include Worship, Charity, Education,
Fellowship, Missions, Communications, Singles and Youth Ministries.
TV recording equipment and facilities are generously provided
by Christian Associates
of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Monica Kao and George Salopek
of Christian Associates play key roles in producing the program.
In addition to the hosts, the program is made possible through
the involvement of numerous volunteers from churches across the
Pittsburgh area. They include Rod Agras, Donna Albert, Sophie
Farah, Clement Ferguson, John Fries, Chip Kelsch, John Newell,
William Mitas, John Ritter, Jim Statheas, John Trax, Susan Vilushis,
Louis Vlahos, George Yamalis, and many others.