The mission of GOTelecom is to serve the needs of the Greek Orthodox Church in America by producing and disseminating religious, cultural and educational mass media materials pertaining to Orthodox Christianity and Hellenic Tradition. Our goal is to help educate our Orthodox and Hellenic audiences so that they may develop pride and confidence about their faith and cultural heritage. Then we will work to educate the audience at large so that together we may help develop the proper perceptions about Orthodoxy and Greek culture.
The mission is three-fold:
- internally — to archive the activities of the Archdiocese,
- to produce in-house programs that educate and awaken our faithful about the ministries of our Archdiocese and,
- to produce programs of quality that can be distributed nationally on television and through video (full-length programs and public service announcements).
Other GOTelecom Programs
Throughout our 20 years, we have produced over 200 programs and have received awards from many organizations. Our two EMMY Awards have shown our faithful that Orthodox Christianity can be proclaimed with originality and excitement…on videotape.
The Department has continued its sales of DVD and videotapes to our parishes, schools, universities and homes. Our daily duties include fulfillment of these orders. Additionally, GOTelecom has acquired the rights to distribute numerous outside productions. In addition to distribution relationships with Greek Orthodox distributors, i.e. Light & Life, we have established contracts with Vision Video, and bookstores of other Orthodox jurisdictions.
Each parish in America should have our entire library of videotapes available in a "lending library." Additionally, university, college and high school libraries should have our major titles available for research and information.
GOTelecom staff produce and coordinate national promotion of events within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, including visits of His Eminence to parishes and communities in the US and overseas.
For His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios’ Holiday Messages, GOTelecom provides over 25 Greek television producers and over 60 radio producers in the United States with tapes for airing, at no cost.
Marissa P. Costidis, Managing Director, serves on the Membership Board of Faith & Values Media, whose membership is composed of over 60 different faith groups. Faith & Values Media is a partner with the nationally distributed Hallmark Channel.