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.

Pentecost, Philanthropy and Philoptochos

For Christians, philanthropy is an expression of love.  The women of Philoptochos who work tirelessly in serving those in need know this well.  We’ve…

Jun 09, 2016

Understanding the Role of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Are you familiar with the Christian persecution currently taking place in Turkey? Fr. Chris has invited Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis to tell us more about…

Jun 03, 2016

The Blending of Science and Religion

Do science and religion have to compete? We have brought back an interview with Dr. Stamatis Vokos from the Seattle Pacific University Physics Department…

May 27, 2016

Explaining Sexuality to Children

“Sex is private and sacred.” There’s something you don’t read every day. Is the church talking about sexuality enough? Listen to a conversation…

May 22, 2016

Everything We Do Is Spiritual

Searching for an African Church history outside of slavery, our first guest found Orthodoxy in his study of the ancient church fathers after seeing Coptic…

May 13, 2016

Orthodox Teaching Tools Understand We Learn through Our Eyes

Look around an Orthodox church and you will see walls covered with icons. Orthodoxy has long understood that we need visual teaching tools to learn. This…

May 06, 2016

Orthodoxy for All the World!

Is Orthodoxy a minority in your country? Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of the Orthodox Metropolis of Singapore…

Apr 29, 2016

Proclaiming the Messiah with Palms and Evangelism

The African culture is ripe and ready for Orthodoxy because her people already live in community. Listen to an interesting interview with one of Kenya’s…

Apr 22, 2016

Fasting is More Than a Diet

Is gluttony a real thing? Can food do more than nourish you? Is the fast a diet or something more? Listen as Fr. Chris discusses fasting with Fr. Patrick…

Apr 15, 2016

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