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 First Kenyan Bishop

Modern missionaries are very sensitive to the culture they enter when baptizing and teaching the Orthodox faith. Listen to this interesting conversation…

Feb 12, 2015

Toxic Charity

Can there be too much of a good thing? When it comes to missions, it’s called toxic charity. Modern missionaries are sensitive to this reality and are…

Feb 05, 2015

A Job or a Calling?

What’s the difference between a good person and a Christian? More than you might think. Our guest Mike Tishel, the ​Director of ​CrossRoad ​Institute…

Jan 29, 2015

“We are called to act on our beliefs.”

Have you seen the movie “Selma” yet? Were you moved by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Christian conviction about non-violent protest? Here…

Jan 22, 2015

Self-Love: Healthy or Unhealthy?

Need to make some changes in your life? Not feeling as happy as you’d like? Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. George Aquaro, priest​ of St. Matthew Antiochian…

Jan 17, 2015

Confessing Sin to a Loving God

​Have you made any resolutions for the New Year? Are you hoping to put the old year behind you? This week, we have the first of many discussions with…

Jan 09, 2015

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

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I have exciting news! This week, the Orthodox Christian Network surpassed 500,000 Facebook fans, making our ministry the largest Orthodox Christian presence on the internet. Thank you! Because of your support;

  • – Our programs have a weekly reach of five million people on Facebook.
  • – 75% of our fans are under the age of 34.
  • – OCN is watched, read and listened to in 196 countries.

Please join us in celebrating this tremendous success by giving to the “10 Cent A Day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Help us continue our mission of comforting, inspiring and informing the next generation of Orthodox Christians, persecuted Christians and faith-seekers around the world.

On behalf of all of the Orthodox Christian Network, I thank you for 20 years of support for our beloved ministry.

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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