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.

The Party’s Not Over

Has Christmas exhausted you?  Are you ready to put everything back in order for the New Year?   Hold on just a little while longer because Orthodox…

Jan 02, 2015

Valuing Traditions During the Holidays

​The Holidays are full of family, religious, and cultural traditions because our human nature finds comfort in consistency and repetition.  When a family…

Dec 26, 2014

Santa Claus vs Saint Nicholas

Have you been good?  Is Santa coming to your house? Or do you favor St. Nicholas over the jolly man in red?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with…

Dec 19, 2014

Reducing Stress

Do you procrastinate and then find that you need stress to move you through your day? Has stress affected your health and well being?  Listen as Dr. Randa…

Dec 11, 2014

Keep Christ in Christmas

Are you struggling to keep Christ in Christmas? Has Santa Claus choked out the memory of St. Nicholas?  Today we speak with Carol Myers,a co-founder of…

Dec 04, 2014

Protecting Children – Online and In the Womb

With Christmas coming and door buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree. Before…

Nov 28, 2014

Be Thankful All Year Long

Offering helpful tools to encourage thankfulness, Presvytera Pat Tsagalakis speaks to Fr. Chris about ways to be thankful all year long and not just on…

Nov 21, 2014

In Love with Excess

As we enter the Christmas season, Dr. Randa Anderson, a member of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute in Chicago, talks with Fr. Chris about our…

Nov 13, 2014

Conflict and Faith

In honor of Veterans Day, Fr. Ernesto shares his insight as a veteran regarding the spiritual concerns for military personnel returning from combat. He…

Nov 07, 2014

Helping Children Grieve

Grief and loss due to the death of a loved one are hard to experience, and many want to protect children from these emotions by telling them their loved…

Oct 31, 2014

Making Orthodox Coffins

Listen today as Fr. Chris talks with Daniel Kowalcheck about making Orthodox coffins. When Daniel’s mother started losing her battle with cancer, he…

Oct 27, 2014

Demon Possession and Exorcism

“The illnesses of the soul and the spirit are in many ways similar to the illnesses of the body,” says Fr. Andrew Demotses, pastor emeritus…

Oct 17, 2014

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OCN is committed to raising awareness about Christian persecution around the world, especially in the Middle East, where millions are suffering today. Please join us. During our Lenten/Paschal appeal, 100% of your gift goes directly to mission, 0% to overhead. For just 10 cents a day you can comfort, inspire, and inform people worldwide, helping us shed light on those who work in darkness.

Thank you for your support! — Fr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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