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.

Valuing Traditions

Is Orthodoxy burdened with traditions?   Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with  Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, pastor of St. John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa,…

Aug 29, 2015

Expectations in Relationships

Expectations can be a burden.  How can we keep our expectations in relationships reasonable and manageable?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. George…

Aug 20, 2015

Being Ready with a Defense

How do we respond to defending our faith in dialogue, when we don’t want an argument?  In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Michael Tishel, CrossRoad…

Aug 14, 2015

Surrendering to Christ

Have you been told to “Let go and let God”? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Albert Rossi, a clinical psychologist who teaches courses in pastoral…

Aug 06, 2015

When We Are Too Busy for Prayer

Is prayer part of your daily life, or are you finding yourself out of time by the end of the day?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis…

Jul 31, 2015

When Christ is the Center

Does religion need to be separated from politics for people to be free?  As we close this month’s theme of Freedom, we’ve invited Haralambos Ventis,…

Jul 23, 2015

Where There Is Faith, There Is Hope

Do you know what is really going on in Greece? We weren’t sure either, so we’ve invited Dr. Timothy Patitsas to speak with Fr. Chris. Timothy is the…

Jul 20, 2015

Out of Their Comfort Zone

Do you know when the first Orthodox Christians came to Florida?  A new source shows that a ship of Orthodox Christians including a priest was in America…

Jul 08, 2015

A Hero’s Tale

Can you afford the price of freedom?    Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with John Katsaros who was 18 when he and his friends signed up to fight in World…

Jul 01, 2015

Am I Forgiven?

​What is and isn’t forgive​n​? Fr. Christodoulos returns to discuss the sacrament of Holy Confession with Fr. Chris and answers the questions:…

Jun 26, 2015

Christianity before the Bible

“The Church came from Jesus, the Canon came from the Church.” In his new book, The Making of the New Testament: Church, Gospel, and Canon, Rev. Theodore…

Jun 18, 2015

The Sacred Role of Fatherhood

Are we surprised when we see the lack of solid parental influence on kids in malls, movies, and TV shows? Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis, the priest of St….

Jun 11, 2015