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.

We Are Always Being Taught

  “The secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for.”   Dostoevsky wrote these words at a different time,…

Jan 08, 2016

Our Nature and Original Sin

    Why would God put a tree in the center of a garden and then tell Adam and Even not to touch it?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Justin…

Jan 04, 2016

It’s Still Christmas

    It’s Christmas!  For Orthodox Christians, the arrival of December 26 doesn’t mean we put Christmas away, it means it’s time to celebrate!…

Dec 26, 2015

When Our Children Leave the Nest

  Although we raise our children to be independent, did we prepare ourselves to live independently of them?  It can be a very trying time for parents…

Dec 16, 2015

Counting Down to Christmas

  Happy Holidays?  There are just a few weeks and days left until we celebrate Christmas.  We found a lovely conversation between the Very Rev….

Dec 10, 2015

Potamitis Publishing and Their Calling

  Children love the saints and reading about the saints in books by Potamitis Publishing.  Dionysios Potamitis is the owner of Potamitis Publishing,…

Dec 04, 2015

Let Forgiveness Free You

  Don’t be a slave to any man!  Let forgiveness free you.  Listen to this intriguing interview with Rev. Deacon Stephen Muse as Fr. Chris and…

Nov 26, 2015

Are Guns the Answer?

    There is enough violence in the world.  And soon, it seems we will all need to carry a gun for self-defence.  Dr. David J Dunn whose writings…

Nov 19, 2015

It’s Too Soon for Christmas!

As we kick-off the Advent season, forty days before Christmas, we are sharing an archived program with Terry Mattingly.  Terry writes the nationally…

Nov 13, 2015

Philoptochos is an Example of Service

Jeannie Ranglas, President of the Metropolis of San Francisco Philoptochos, speaks with our host, Fr. Chris Metropulos, OCN’s Founding Father and the…

Nov 06, 2015

An Epic Iconography Project

  Closing our six-part series on PISTEVO, the Art of Belief, we have Robert Augustinos, President of the Parish Council of Christ Our Savior, Greek…

Oct 30, 2015

When Much Is Given, Philanthropy Is the Response

Saint John Chrysostom once said, “The rich man is not one who has much but one who gives much, for what he gives away remains his forever.”  We’ve…

Oct 23, 2015