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.

IOCC and the Arizona Wildfires

This week on CRTL, IOCC veteran Mike Claypool tells us about the response to the Arizona wildfires and what you can do to help the many people whose lives…

Sep 05, 2013

Surprised by Christ

We begin our month-long theme of “I Believe” with Fr. James Bernstein of St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in Brier, Washington, who is the…

Aug 29, 2013

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

Our January Campaign Is Almost Over — Help Us Reach Our Goal of 500 Donors!

Thank you so much to the 400 people who have joined our January campaign to give 10 cents a day to share the faith & help keep OCN online.

We are a small non-profit with a global reach. 100% of your gift goes directly to ministry — comforting, inspiring, and connecting Orthodox Christians worldwide. 0% of your donation goes to overhead. If you feel the Orthodox Christian faith is something we should share with the world, then consider joining our mission by giving 10 cents per day. Only a few days are left to help us reach our goal, so please join us today!

Wishing you many blessings! — Fr. Christopher Metropulos, OCN Executive Director

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