Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.
Do you want to be in heaven? Why wait? Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Professor of New Testament (emeritus) at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Fr. Chris speak about salvation and how we can experience heaven here on earth. Is it by faith or by works? Listen to this enlightening conversation on what salvation is, according to the Orthodox faith, when grace in added to the equation.
But first, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with architect Steven Papadatos, of Papadatos Partnership, LLP, about his firm and their work on Orthodox churches around the world. Steven designed and built many Orthodox Churches in America, as well as a church in Tirana, Albania.
Paired with architecture, iconography in a church is important to worship. In this program, we also highlight a short clip from the documentary, The Art of Belief.
The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops and offers videos, podcasts, blogs, and music to enhance Orthodox Christian life. Our flagship program Come Receive the Light (CRTL) is hosted by OCN’s Founding Father and President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos. CRTL program tackles a variety of topics and perspectives on Orthodox and secular life, featuring interviews with guests from every jurisdiction and all walks of life.
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