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 the Impact of Christian Camping

Listen Now.  Join us as Father Chris speaks with Deacon Marek Simon, Assistant Camp Director, about Antiochian Village Camp, the communal aspect of our…

Jan 12, 2018

On the Process of Healing

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Kristine Kallimani, LMHC, of Oryna Counseling, Inc, about the effects of trauma, and how to work through…

Jan 05, 2018

On Orthodox Outreach in India

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Jesudas Mathew Athyal about the growth and health of Christianity in India, a fascinating conversation…

Jan 01, 2018

On Feelings of Loss and Sadness During the Holidays

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris and His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah) discuss dealing with feelings of sadness and depression during the holiday season. …

Dec 22, 2017

On Understanding the Differences Between East and West

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Marilyn Gardner about her book, Passages Through Pakistan: An American Girl’s Journey of Faith. …

Dec 19, 2017

On the Christmas Season

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. John Anthony McGuckin about the holiday season and reconnecting with the early church in a new and interesting…

Dec 15, 2017

On Christian Ministry

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Anthony Perkins of The Protection of the Holy Theotokos Parish Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Allentown,…

Dec 12, 2017

On the Lineage of Christ

Listen Now.  Join us for another conversation in our special Christmas series as Fr. Chris speaks with Eastern Orthodox author and speaker Frederica Mathewes-Green…

Dec 08, 2017

On Orthodox Mission Trips

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Deacon Christopher Moore, the leader of an Orthodox Christian Mission Center mission to Guatamala last may. …

Dec 05, 2017

On Saint Nicholas

Listen Now.  Join us for the first interview of our special Christmas series for the month of December.  Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Adam C. English, Chair…

Dec 01, 2017

What is LOVE in an Orthodox Christian Marriage?

Listen Now.  Join us as Fr. Chris speaks with Nicholas Mamey, who co-authored the book Building an Orthodox Marriage: A Practical Commentary on the Eastern…

Nov 24, 2017

On Iconography – The Original Tradition of Sacred Art

Listen Now.  Join us as Guest Host Fr. Gregory Joyce speaks with Mary Lowell, the Founder and Administrator of Hexaemeron, a non-profit organization founded…

Nov 16, 2017