Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light was the first OCN program, and it remains the network’s flagship. Hosted by OCN’s Founding Father and President of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology, 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 is best known and loved for its accessible, conversational style and inspiring outlook.

Marriage, Infertility and OCAMPR

This week on CRTL, we have three guests.  We open the program with a conversation between our guest host Fr. Steven Ritter and Rev. Dr. Christopher Flesoras,…

Jul 24, 2016

The Sacraments Reveal that Christianity is a Lifestyle Not a Philosophy.

What are the sacraments of the Church?  In this episode of CRTL, we have a conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Peter Galadza, Kule Family Professor…

Jul 15, 2016

Healing after Violence and Personal Struggles.

Listen to an archived conversation between our guest host Fr. Steven Ritter and Dr. Albert Rossi as they discuss internet pornography, the havoc it creates,…

Jul 09, 2016

There are Many Journeys

Listen to this archived interview by Fr. Chris and Emmy with Bruce Feiler, the author of  Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books…

Jul 01, 2016

An Expression of Authentic Orthodoxy

In this episode of Come Receive the Light, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with author, blogger, podcaster and speaker Frederica Mathewes-Green about the Orthodox…

Jun 25, 2016

Fatherhood and the Modern Man

Balancing Fatherhood with other roles has been quite the struggle for men in our modern world. Listen as Emmy Louvaris speaks with George Papageorge, a…

Jun 16, 2016

Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos

For Christians, philanthropy is an expression of love.  The women of Philoptochos who work tirelessly in serving those in need know this well.  We’ve…

Jun 09, 2016

Understanding the Role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Are you familiar with the Christian persecution currently taking place in Turkey? Fr. Chris has invited Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis to tell us more about…

Jun 03, 2016

The Blending of Science and Religion

Do science and religion have to compete? We have brought back an interview with Dr. Stamatis Vokos from the Seattle Pacific University Physics Department…

May 27, 2016

Explaining Sexuality to Children

“Sex is private and sacred.” There’s something you don’t read every day. Is the church talking about sexuality enough? Listen to a conversation…

May 22, 2016

Everything We Do Is Spiritual

Searching for an African Church history outside of slavery, our first guest found Orthodoxy in his study of the ancient church fathers after seeing Coptic…

May 13, 2016

Orthodox Teaching Tools Understand We Learn through Our Eyes

Look around an Orthodox church and you will see walls covered with icons. Orthodoxy has long understood that we need visual teaching tools to learn. This…

May 06, 2016