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.

Families and Crisis

We welcome back Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. This week he shares the story of Saints…

Apr 08, 2016

God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

In this episode of Come Receive the Light we have two interviews. First, Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Timothy G. Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Ethics at…

Apr 01, 2016

Parents, Children, Faith, and Love

We have three conversations on Come Receive the Light this week.  Our main feature is a conversation with Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Assistant Professor of…

Mar 24, 2016

Sacred and Folk Orthodox Music

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” ― Johann Sebastian Bach In this edition of Come Receive…

Mar 18, 2016

Finding God in Two Extremes

For Orthodox Christians, Great Lent is a time to leave the world behind and focus more on prayer, fasting and giving charity.  This week, our first story…

Mar 12, 2016

The Basics of Orthodox Christianity

  Have you ever referred to God as the “Man upstairs?”  Listen as Fr. Chris opens the program with Fr. Steven Freeman, author of Everywhere Present: …

Mar 05, 2016

Being Palestinian 

What does it mean to be Palestinian?  Presvytera Nadia Abuelezam Minucci has set out with her friends and family to find out by sharing people’s stories…

Mar 03, 2016

Church History, Order and Beauty

  Do all Christians believe in the same God?  Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with Fr. John W. Morris, Ph.D., pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox…

Feb 22, 2016

Helping Teens Understand Love

  Love.  This gift of God is expressed in joy, patience, service…  But our modern society has also distorted it, devalued it to a feeling for…

Feb 12, 2016

Setting Higher Standards in Service and Politics 

    Our feature conversation is an archived recording with Michael Stanley Dukakis.  He shares his personal thoughts on maintaining a healthy…

Feb 05, 2016

Orthodoxy in the Old Testament Prophets and Music  

In celebration of the Three Hierarchs, we went back into our archives to find a conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos, currently the President of Hellenic…

Jan 30, 2016

Holy People and Holy Places 

  Have you ever been on a pilgrimage?  Have you traveled to a holy place with the purpose of venerating it, or in order visit historical or sacred…

Jan 23, 2016