Come Receive the Light

Come Receive the Light was the first OCN program, and it remains the network’s flagship. Hosted by OCN’s Executive Director, 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 has been on the air for more than 17 years, and is best known and loved for its accessible, conversational style and inspiring outlook.

Making Orthodox Coffins

Listen today as Fr. Chris talks with Daniel Kowalcheck about making Orthodox coffins. When Daniel’s mother started losing her battle with cancer, he…

Oct 27, 2014

Demon Possession and Exorcism

“The illnesses of the soul and the spirit are in many ways similar to the illnesses of the body,” says Fr. Andrew Demotses, pastor emeritus…

Oct 17, 2014

Talking to God and to Children about Death

Do you think of death as static? Are you frozen forever in the spiritual state in which you died?  In the Orthodox faith, we pray for those who have already…

Oct 10, 2014

A Christian Ending

What happens to your body when you die? Deacon Mark Barna was always uncomfortable with the idea of being embalmed, and this led him to learn all he could…

Oct 03, 2014

The Orthodox Church in Russia

Our program begins with a brief conversation with Dr. David Ford, who continues his series on married saints with the story of Saint Angelis the Goldsmith….

Sep 25, 2014

The Fallen Man

Join us this week as we revisit a conversation with Frederica Mathewes-Green entitled “The Fallen Man.” Hear Frederica’s thoughts on…

Sep 19, 2014

An Orthodox Wedding

This week on CRTL, Fr. Demetri Tonias answers common questions about Orthodox marriage, both from practical as well as theological standpoints. For example,…

Sep 12, 2014

Christian in Gaza

The war in Gaza is attracting lots of headlines nowadays, but how many really understand what is going on, especially for the Christian minority in this…

Aug 29, 2014

You Should Know What I Think By Now!

“We’ve been married all these years! You should know what I think by now!” How many times have you said these words – or thought…

Aug 22, 2014

How is Marriage Different?

Fr. Brendan Pelphrey speaks with Fr. Chris about marriage this week. How does it differ from a partnership or simply a love between two people? What is…

Aug 14, 2014

Help with BASELINE!

This week on CRTL, Allena Barbato from the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute talks with Fr. Chris about the importance to taking an interest in your…

Aug 01, 2014

Saint Anna, Grandmother of Christ

Fr. Christopher Flesoras speaks about Saint Anna, whose memory we commemorate on July 25th. Saint Anna was Christ’s grandmother, and is held up as…

Jul 25, 2014

IT’S TIME TO SPEAK OUT!

Across the world, Christians are suffering for their faith. Attacked by ISIS and harangued by extremism, Christianity is in danger of being eradicated in the lands of its birth. Yet very few people in the West seem to care — or even know!

That’s why we at OCN believe it’s time to speak out. We’ve covered this issue for a long time, but want to dedicate even more resources to raising awareness and spurring action, using our massive social media following. We reach MILLIONS of people per week, and it’s time for collective action.

Please support this effort by giving to our “10 cent per day” campaign. 100% of your gift will go directly to expanding this ministry, 0% to overhead. Together, we can and will make a difference!

— Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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