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.

What it Means to be a Christian?

In our final conversation of the mini series on what it means to be a Christian, Fr. Chris Metropulos talks with His Excellency Kallistos Ware, an English…

Mar 19, 2017

Knowing God – Perspectives from Other Christian Denominations

You are LISTENING to a new mini series on different perspectives of what it means to be a Christian from other Christian denominations. Our guest for…

Mar 15, 2017

Who is Jesus of Nazareth?

We begin with a conversation about what it means to be a follower of Christ, who is Christ, what do we know about him with Fr. James Martin. Fr. Chris…

Mar 08, 2017

The Way Back – IOCC’s Relief to Syria and On Being Engulfed by Suicidal Tendencies

With over 6 million people displaced within Syria, the growing hardships of people are being alleviated by International Orthodox Christian Charities…

Feb 27, 2017

Of Heaven and Earth, Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Can we create heaven here on earth?  Anxiety and depression are built in alarm systems that something in our core is not ok, says Presvytera Julie Honeycutt,…

Feb 18, 2017

And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Listen to this moving conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos and Sandra Anderson about the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.  Sandra has…

Feb 10, 2017

People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In her book entitled Ancient Christian Martyrdom:  Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions.  Candida Moss, an English academic who is Professor…

Feb 07, 2017

Your Word is Your Word: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In an insightful interview with Peter and Helen Evans about their book Get Serious, The Church’s Stand on Contemporary Culture, we learn just how…

Jan 30, 2017

Salvation Takes Work

Is there one path to salvation? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Nicholas Hadzellis and they discuss the concept of working out our salvation in everything…

Jan 19, 2017

There Are No “Bad” Kids

Are there good kids and bad kids? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Joseph Purpura on youth ministry, reaching kids with the hope of the Church, and…

Jan 12, 2017

Help and Hope for Depression

Is depression a spiritual process or a psychological illness? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Byron Gaist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at American…

Jan 05, 2017

Spending Responsibly and Orthodoxy for Everyone

Has the giving spirit of Christmas gotten out of control with over spending? Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Antokas, about money; spending…

Dec 31, 2016