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.

Anorexia, Faith, and Recovery

We conclude our month-long look at addiction with a young woman whose blog on recovering from an eating disorder is gaining quite a bit of attention. Join…

Aug 22, 2013

Addictive Behavior and Who It Hurts

Tune in for a frank conversation about a topic causing growing concern — Internet pornography. Dr. Albert Rossi gives his thoughts on why this is…

Aug 15, 2013

Gambling Recovery: Journey of Faith

We continue our month-long look at addiction and recovery this week by hearing from a recovered gambling addict about his personal struggle and triumph….

Aug 08, 2013

Substance Addiction: A Spiritual Illness

Kicking off this month’s theme is Fr. George Aquaro of St. Matthew Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Torrance, CA. Fr. George is also the author…

Aug 01, 2013

Finding Balance in the Contemporary

How do we balance preserving the ethnic heritage of our churches with really providing a nurturing Christian community for the broader society and younger…

Jul 25, 2013

International Society of Orthodox Church Music

Continuing our monthly theme of Faith and Nations, we’ll hear from Fr. Ivan Moody of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music, www.isocm.com. Plus,…

Jul 16, 2013

Sexual Identity

Sexual identity is all over the media right now, but where is the Orthodox voice on gender and sexual identity when we turn on the news or read the papers?…

Jul 11, 2013

Dealing with Life’s Difficulties

How many of us feel defeated in some area of our life? Maybe we’re struggling to keep a job we don’t like, recently had a relationship end,…

Jul 04, 2013

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the…

Jun 27, 2013

Good Communication and Relationships

Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis…

Jun 20, 2013

Gay Marriage

Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov on the topic of gay marriage. Why does the Orthodox Church hold the view it does? How do we communicate…

Jun 13, 2013

Online Communication and Real Relationships

Dr. Alex Lickerman joins Fr. Chris to talk about how our online communication affects our real-life relationships. Dr. Lickerman is a general internist,…

Jun 06, 2013