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.

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

The Dangers of Pornography

How bad is pornography? Do you still think it’s harmless entertainment and for men only?  Listen as Fr. Chris Metropulos speaks with  Dr. Peter…

Nov 19, 2016

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Dr. Stephanie Storgion Poplos is a pediatrician specialized in pediatric critical care medicine and an Orthodox Christian. Listen as she and Fr. Chris…

Nov 11, 2016

Parenting and How Kids Think

Dr. Philip Mamalakis, the assistant professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College Holy Cross, speaks with our host Fr. Chris Metropulos on the nuances…

Nov 04, 2016