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.

On Faith, Physical Health, and Spiritual Battles

Listen Now.  We begin with an interview featuring Dr. Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, who speaks about the connections between faith and physical health, particularly…

Jul 13, 2017

The Fallen Man: How Does the Orthodox Faith View Original Sin

Listen Now.  We start with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Frederica Mathewes-Green about the fallen man.  How does the Orthodox faith view the…

Jul 10, 2017

On Personal Faith and the Ancient Orthodox Understanding of Marriage

We begin by hearing a conversation between Fr. Chris and Gabriel Otte about Gabe’s professional work and his personal faith journey.  Our second…

Jun 29, 2017

Traditionalism, Conservatism and Change in the Orthodox Church

We begin with a conversation between Fr. Chris and Fr. Oliver Herbel about change within the Orthodox Christian church. Fr.Oliver observes that the core…

Jun 15, 2017

Hank Hanegraaff’s Journey to Orthodox Christianity and On Knowing the Scriptures

Tune in for two great conversations with Fr. John Peck and Hank Hanegraaff together with our host, Fr. Chris. Listen Now.  We begin with Fr. John Peck…

Jun 08, 2017

Our Very Own Feast of Pentecost

We begin with a conversation about Pentecost between Fr. Chris and Fr. Barnabas Powell. What does Pentecost mean to you and me personally? Fr. Barnabas…

Jun 03, 2017

Sounding the Sacred and the Gospel of John

  How does music affect your faith?  Join us for a conversation between guest host Father Gregory Joyce and Dr. Peter Bouteneff focusing on the Arvo…

May 30, 2017

Orthodox LIFE School and The Gospel of Luke

Ever felt the need to leave behind the distractions of your day and focus solely on God? To take the time to pray and learn more about what is God’s…

May 22, 2017

The Orthodox Temple and the Gospel Matthew

Join us for our first interview where Father Chris speaks with Chris Kamages, founder and president of CJK Design Group and the first in history to bear…

May 13, 2017

Growing the Body of Christ

Today’s show is a full one with three wonderful interviews. Listen Now.  Our first interview is with author, designer and photographer Panos Fiorentinos….

May 08, 2017

On Cultivating a Spiritual Life and the Gospels

What does it mean to clothe the poor and feed the hungry in our daily lives? Our first interview is with Fr. Chris and Fr. Thomas Moore, OCN’s Hero…

Apr 29, 2017

In Times of War and Loss

In big and small ways God uses us all to share His love with others. Our first interview with Father Thaddeus Werner tells his path to becoming a Chaplain…

Apr 21, 2017