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.

“Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17)

Melissa Tsongranis, Associate Director of the Greek Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is with us this week to talk about spiritual development in infants…

Jan 16, 2014

“Heroism and Great Things”

It’s an honor to have Mark DeVries on the show today. Mark is the founder and president of MINISTRY ARCHITECTS, a hands-on coaching service that has…

Jan 09, 2014

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Cross Yourself

We begin our month-long look at Children and the Church with Fr. Stelyios Muksuris of Dormition Greek Orthodox Church in Aliquippa, PA, and Professor of…

Jan 03, 2014

Scripture: Repentance and Forgiveness

Prof. Edith Humphrey, the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, joins us for our final installment on repentance…

Dec 26, 2013

Freedom in Repentance

We continue our month-long reflections on repentance and forgiveness with Dr. Stephen Muse, who examines what it truly means to forgive. In addition to…

Dec 19, 2013

What Does It Mean To Repent?

Author and priest Fr. Steven Ritter is back on the show today talking about repentance. What does it mean to repent? If we truly repent, why do we need…

Dec 12, 2013

Fulfilling the Prophecies

Frederica Mathewes-Green is back on the show to talk about the many Old Testament prophecies fulfilled by Christ’s birth, as well as the need to…

Dec 05, 2013

Food and the Holidays

As we gather with our families to give thanks for God’s many blessings, we take a moment to remember those less fortunate than we are. Nick Chakos,…

Nov 27, 2013

What Christians Should Remember About Guns

In our final interview on gun violence, Fr. Chris speaks with Prof. Brian Kammerzelt, a life-long gun owner and author of an article entitled “4 things…

Nov 22, 2013

Orthodoxy and Guns

In our third interview on gun violence, Dr. David J Dunn is here to share his thoughts on Orthodoxy and guns. David is an independent scholar whose writings…

Nov 15, 2013

Gun Control: Orthodox Christian and NRA Perspectives

Our look at gun violence continues with week with friend-of-the show Bill Hinkle, who shares his perspective on gun violence and gun control as both an…

Nov 07, 2013

Gun Violence

Starting our month-long discussion of gun violence is Fr. Lawrence Farley, the pastor of St. Herman’s Orthodox Church in Langley, BC, and author…

Oct 31, 2013
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