Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light was the first OCN program, and it remains the network’s flagship. Hosted by OCN’s Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, the 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. Come Receive the Light has been on the air for more than 17 years, and is best known and loved for its accessible, conversational style and inspiring outlook.

Confession vs. Counseling

​Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) (www.occiservices.org) to…

May 22, 2015

The Benefits of a Father Confessor

​Is temptation the same as committing the sin? Archimandrite Christodoulos (Papadeas)​,​ the IEROKYRIX (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek Orthodox…

May 13, 2015

Be the Best You

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 is quote ​beloved by many people​. Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Stavros…

May 07, 2015

St. Argyre the Patron Saint of Marriage

Have you ever been to a summer place that you think about all year long? We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox…

May 01, 2015

St. John Chrysostom’s Pascha Homily

We listen to the Easter homily of St. John Chrysostom every year, but do we know what it means?  Why do we shout back, “It was embittered” in the…

Apr 23, 2015

Women in the Orthodox Church

Is there a place for women in the Orthodox Church? The Orthodox Church remembers the women at the Tomb of Christ on the Second Sunday following our Lord’s…

Apr 17, 2015

Being a Good Shepherd

What would you do if a plague were to hit your area? Father Themi Adamopoulo proved what he’d do. He is a true example of the Gospel of John 10:11, “I…

Apr 10, 2015

Holy Week or Holy Weekend?

Do you participate in a holy week, or a holy weekend? We welcome back Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa,…

Apr 03, 2015

What is a Passion Bearer?

The term Passion Bearer describes the type of martyrdom many have suffered under communism. They weren’t given the option to live if they would deny…

Mar 27, 2015

The First Orthodox Bishop Ordained in America

Do you know who the first Orthodox bishop ordained in America was? Did you say St. Raphael of Brooklyn? The Antiochian Archdiocese is remembering St. Raphael…

Mar 20, 2015

Too Young to Witness for Christ?

Are you too young to be a martyr, a witness for Christ?  Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis is with us again, and he has the answer to this question.  Listen…

Mar 13, 2015

What is Martyrdom?

Are you willing to die for your faith? Do you know what it means to be a martyr? Fr. Chris brings these questions to Dr.James Skedros, Dean of Holy Cross…

Mar 06, 2015

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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