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.

And the Light shines in the Darkness: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

Listen to this moving conversation between Fr. Chris Metropulos and Sandra Anderson about the Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala.  Sandra has…

Feb 10, 2017

People Are People: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In her book entitled Ancient Christian Martyrdom:  Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions.  Candida Moss, an English academic who is Professor…

Feb 07, 2017

Your Word is Your Word: Come Receive the Light Radio Interview

In an insightful interview with Peter and Helen Evans about their book Get Serious, The Church’s Stand on Contemporary Culture, we learn just how…

Jan 30, 2017

Salvation Takes Work

Is there one path to salvation? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Nicholas Hadzellis and they discuss the concept of working out our salvation in everything…

Jan 19, 2017

There Are No “Bad” Kids

Are there good kids and bad kids? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Joseph Purpura on youth ministry, reaching kids with the hope of the Church, and…

Jan 12, 2017

Help and Hope for Depression

Is depression a spiritual process or a psychological illness? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Byron Gaist, Assistant Professor of Psychology at American…

Jan 05, 2017

Spending Responsibly and Orthodoxy for Everyone

Has the giving spirit of Christmas gotten out of control with over spending? Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Antokas, about money; spending…

Dec 31, 2016

Christmas Means Sharing Space, Experience, and Your Heart

Did God really have to be a baby? Was he really God in the womb? Listen as Fr. Chris and Fr. Vasile Turdora discuss the common questions people have concerning…

Dec 23, 2016

Choosing Suicide Over Suffering

Listen as Fr. Chris talks with Dr. Ary Christofides, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI),…

Dec 16, 2016

The Virgin Birth and Christmas

What is the difference between the Immaculate Conception and a virgin birth?  Listen as we begin our weekly program, Come Receive the Light, with an interview…

Dec 12, 2016

Getting through the Winter Blues

Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects…

Dec 05, 2016

Hope and Preparation

Christmas is the season of hope.  But for many who have been caught up in the surge of human trafficking, this seems like an impossible dream. Listen…

Nov 28, 2016