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.

On Agia Sophia: An Orthodox Christian Elementary School

Listen Now.    Join us as guest host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Ranae Rice, the Principal at Agia Sophia Academy in Beaverton, Oregon.  Agia Sophia…

Sep 21, 2017

Hurricane Irma Special Report

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Philemon Patitsas, Presiding Priest at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church in Naples, Florida, one of…

Sep 18, 2017

On the Russian Orthodox Church

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Paul Meyendorff, the Father Alexander Schmemann Professor of Liturgical Theology at St. Vladimir’s…

Sep 07, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Special Report – It Will be a Great Story of Hope

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Luke Palumbis of St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas.  Fr. Luke tells us that…

Aug 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Special Report

Listen Now.  Join us today for a Come Receive the Light Special Report in which Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Michael Lambakis, Presiding Priest of the Annunciation…

Aug 31, 2017

On Technology, the Media, and Christian Persecution

Listen Now.   Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Effie Marie Smith about the Orthodox Software Initiative.  Fr. Gregory Joyce then speaks with Todd Nettleton, Chief…

Aug 25, 2017

On Handling Things in a Christ Like Way

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Michael Marcantoni has a conversation with Fr. Hanley regarding the KKK rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Fr. Chris…

Aug 14, 2017

On Youth and the Church

Listen Now    Join us today as we discuss the topic of ministering to youth, and how we can engage them and minister to them in a sustainable way that…

Aug 09, 2017

On the Orthodox Understanding of Church Architecture: An Icon of the Kingdom of Heaven

Listen Now as Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Andrew Gould of the design firm New World Byzantine.   Today we revisit the subject of Orthodox church…

Aug 01, 2017

On Discipleship and What it Means to be a Disciple

Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Michael Marcantoni about discipleship and what it means to be a disciple, the unique journey of being led by the…

Jul 21, 2017

On Faith, Physical Health, and Spiritual Battles

Listen Now.  We begin with an interview featuring Dr. Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, who speaks about the connections between faith and physical health, particularly…

Jul 13, 2017

The Fallen Man: How Does the Orthodox Faith View Original Sin

Listen Now.  We start with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Frederica Mathewes-Green about the fallen man.  How does the Orthodox faith view the…

Jul 10, 2017