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.

Orthodoxy and the Environment

Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Olaf Scott and his wife Khouria Eva as they share their personal story of meeting, Orthodoxy, marrying, and environmentalism…

Oct 21, 2016

Being Authentic All Year Long

Are you hiding behind a mask when it’s not Halloween? Listen as Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis on encouraging young people…

Oct 15, 2016

Resource on Marriage and Venture Scouting

How well do you understand the Orthodox expression of marriage? Is it a promise? Is it a sacrament? Glory and Honor, Orthodox Christian Resource on Marriage,…

Oct 06, 2016

The Christian Expression of Gender

There is an Orthodox understanding of personhood that mankind was created male or female. Today society and science says that we were created male and/or…

Sep 30, 2016

Education of Children and Reconciliation of the Church

This week on CRTL we have His Grace Bishop THOMAS of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America serving in the Diocese of Charleston, Oakland and the…

Sep 23, 2016

The Study of Christ and the Glory of the Cross

Listen as Fr. Chris speaks from James L. Kelley about his book “A Realism of Glory: Lectures on Christology in the Works of Protopresbyter John Romanides”…

Sep 16, 2016

Sacred Space and Pan-Orthodox Studies

There is something about Liturgical Architecture that touches your soul when you first step into an Orthodox Church. Whether it’s the awe of the…

Sep 10, 2016

Are You Listening… Part 2

Listen to the second part of a conversation with Fr. Chris and Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Last week, they discussed…

Sep 02, 2016

Are You Listening or Reacting?

Listening.  Who does it anymore?  Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian…

Aug 25, 2016

Sexuality in Marriage

Have we lost the sanctity of sexuality?  Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov about his book There Is No Sex in the Church.  This is…

Aug 18, 2016

Becoming Who God Calls Us to Be.

This week on CRTL, we cover two important topics: the Church’s understanding of manhood and the veneration of the Theotokos, the Virgin Mary and Mother…

Aug 12, 2016

Seven Ways to Answer, “What is Orthodoxy?”

In this edition of CRTL, listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Anton Vrame, the Department of Religious Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America….

Aug 06, 2016