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.

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America…

Jul 08, 2015

A Hero’s Tale

Can you afford the price of freedom?    Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with John Katsaros who was 18 when he and his friends signed up to fight in World…

Jul 01, 2015

Am I Forgiven?

​What is and isn’t forgive​n​? Fr. Christodoulos returns to discuss the sacrament of Holy Confession with Fr. Chris and answers the questions:…

Jun 26, 2015

Christianity before the Bible

“The Church came from Jesus, the Canon came from the Church.” In his new book, The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel, and Canon, Rev. Theodore…

Jun 18, 2015

The Sacred Role of Fatherhood

Are we surprised when we see the lack of solid parental influence on kids in malls, movies, and TV shows? Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the priest of St….

Jun 11, 2015

It’s About Time

What ​can a bishop teach us about fatherhood? We’ve invited His Grace Bishop Gregory, Primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of…

Jun 04, 2015

Fighting Childhood Cancer

The new EIKONA album is out​, and Presvytera Stacey Dorrance is here to talk about their love for sacramental music in a language they understand, and…

May 28, 2015

Confession vs. Counseling

​Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) ( to…

May 22, 2015

The Benefits of a Father Confessor

​Is temptation the same as committing the sin? Archimandrite Christodoulos (Papadeas)​,​ the IEROKYRIX (Preacher/Confessor) of the Greek Orthodox…

May 13, 2015

Be the Best You

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 is quote ​beloved by many people​. Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Stavros…

May 07, 2015

St. Argyre the Patron Saint of Marriage

Have you ever been to a summer place that you think about all year long? We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox…

May 01, 2015

St. John Chrysostom’s Pascha Homily

We listen to the Easter homily of St. John Chrysostom every year, but do we know what it means?  Why do we shout back, “It was embittered” in the…

Apr 23, 2015