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.

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

Choosing a School and Relaunching The Ark

As our nation grapples with the tragedy of yet another school shooting, we hear from His Grace Bishop Thomas of the Antiochian Archdiocese about making…

Oct 25, 2013

Needs of the Elderly

Emmy-winning executive producer, director, author, and professor Norris J. Chumley is back on the show today to talk about an upcoming PBS Special called…

Oct 17, 2013

Oriental Orthodox or Eastern Orthodox?

This week on CRTL, we hear from Fr. John Morris about something that many of us may not really know about: the historic and theological differences between…

Oct 10, 2013

Dr. Chumley’s Road of Faith

Join us this week for the final installment from our series on personal faith journeys. Emmy-winning executive producer, director, author and professor,…

Oct 04, 2013

Long Road to Orthodoxy

Join us for another inspiring conversation about the spiritual journey to Orthodoxy. Fr. Brendan Pelphrey is with us to talk about his long and winding…

Sep 27, 2013

Spiritual Journey

Jacob Lee has affected countless lives through his various ministries over the years. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Jacob about his spiritual journey,…

Sep 19, 2013

Syrian Crisis

You’ve heard plenty from the secular media about the situation in Syria, but how much do you know about the Orthodox Christian community there? Tune…

Sep 12, 2013

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

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