Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light was the first OCN program, and it remains the network’s flagship. Hosted by OCN’s Executive Director, 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 has been on the air for more than 17 years, and is best known and loved for its accessible, conversational style and inspiring outlook.

Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

As a member of the university community in the United States, Dr. Kyriakos Markides felt he had become secularized by his training. In this interview with…

Jul 18, 2014

Strengthening the Faith of Children and Teens

This week on CRTL, Fr. Barnabas Powell talks about dealing with building and strengthening the faith of children and youth. Then stay tuned for Dr. Chrissi…

Jul 10, 2014

Insights on ISIS from Professor Elizabeth Prodromou

As violence continues to spread in the Middle East, Prof. Elizabeth Prodromou is back on the show to offer insight into ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group….

Jul 03, 2014

Converting to Christianity from Islam

Duane Alexander Miller of Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary’s department of Church History and Theology speaks with Fr. Chris about the conversion…

Jun 26, 2014

Forgiveness: Letting Go

Dr. Stephen Muse is back on the show to continue the conversation about forgiveness that we started this past December. He speaks with Fr. Chris today…

Jun 19, 2014

Build a Good Marriage

Presvytera Kerry Pappas joins us today to talk about what we can do to build a good marriage with our spouse, and what the Church can do to support marriage…

Jun 12, 2014

Perspectives: Faith and Science

Listen carefully as Dr. Stamatis Vokos, who is both a scientist and a man of faith, talks to Fr. Chris about miracles. Faith and science are frequently…

Jun 07, 2014

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

James Blackstock of the St. Seraphim Prison Ministry in Florida talks about his experience working with inmates in a maximum security prison. Questions…

Jun 05, 2014

Sexuality and Self

Fr. Anthony Messah of St. Timothy and St. Athanasius Church in Arlington, VA, begins our month-long look at human sexuality. Questions include: * What…

May 29, 2014

Early Christian Heresies

In the final part of her 4-part series on the first 300 years of Christianity, Dr. Eugenia Constantinou talks about early Christian heresies. Questions…

May 22, 2014

History of the New Testament

Dr. Eugenia Constantinou of the University of San Diego explores how the different books of the New Testament were compiled. Questions include: * When…

May 15, 2014

Early Persecution of Christians

In part two of our month-long look at early Christianity with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou of the University of San Diego, we look at Jewish and Roman persecution….

May 08, 2014