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.

It’s Too Soon for Christmas!

As we kick-off the Advent season, forty days before Christmas, we are sharing an archived program with Terry Mattingly.  Terry writes the nationally…

Nov 13, 2015

Philoptochos is an Example of Service

Jeannie Ranglas, President of the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos, speaks with our host, Fr. Chris Metropulos, OCN’s Founding Father and the…

Nov 06, 2015

An Epic Iconography Project

  Closing our six-part series on PISTEVO, the Art of Belief, we have Robert Augustinos, President of the Parish Council of Christ Our Savior, Greek…

Oct 30, 2015

When Much Is Given, Philanthropy Is the Response

Saint John Chrysostom once said, “The rich man is not one who has much but one who gives much, for what he gives away remains his forever.”  We’ve…

Oct 23, 2015

Give Prayer a Chance for Success

“Acquire a peaceful spirit and then thousands of others around you will be saved.” What did St. Seraphim of Sarov mean by this? Listen as Fr. Stavros…

Oct 15, 2015

Icons, Iconography and Idolatry

The Orthodox Christian Network has been featuring iconography in many areas of our ministry. To help our non-Orthodox listeners understand the place of…

Oct 10, 2015

The Benefit of Iconography

The Orthodox Church has a history of using iconography to enhance worship.  We’ve invited Fr. Elias Villis, the priest of Christ Our Savior Greek Orthodox…

Oct 02, 2015

Forgiveness Is a Journey

Do you desire forgiveness but don’t know where to start?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Molett, a licensed marriage and family therapist and…

Sep 25, 2015

Finding God in His Creation

Is Christianity rebellious?  Fr. Alexander Goussetis, pastor of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, in Lancaster, PA, offers insight to his novel, A…

Sep 18, 2015

Does Salvation Come From Faith, Works or Grace?

Do you want to be in heaven?  Why wait?  Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Professor of New Testament (emeritus)  at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of…

Sep 11, 2015

Church Is a Place for Healing

Do you go to the Church when you are sick, or straight to the doctor?   The Orthodox faith has a tradition of anointing the sick with holy oil for the…

Sep 08, 2015

Valuing Traditions

Is Orthodoxy burdened with traditions?   Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with  Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa,…

Aug 29, 2015