Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Have you ever been on a pilgrimage? Have you traveled to a holy place with the purpose of venerating it, or in order visit historical or sacred sites? Fr. Ilya Gotlinsky speaks with Bryce Buffenbarger on the value and blessings of taking pilgrimages. There is a spiritual renewal that cannot be achieved at the beach or resort. Fr. Ilya speaks from years of experience, offering over 40 tours to sacred places through his touring company, Orthodox Tours.
And keep listening as Fr Chris speaks with Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary . Dr. Ford shares the life of Saint Dimitrios Platanos. You can read more about “Papa Dimitri” and other married saints in Dr. Ford’s book, Marriage as a Path to Holiness: Lives of Married Saints by going to our Amazon store.
ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK
OCN offers videos, podcasts, blogs and music, to enhance Orthodox Christian life. Our flagship Program Come Receive the Light (CRTL) is hosted by OCN’s Founding Father and President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos. CRTL 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.
The Orthodox Christian Network is a commissioned agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops. Our mission is to comfort, inspire, and inform Orthodox Christians and seekers around the world using digital media. OCN is not underwritten financially by any one organization, jurisdiction, or individual. Rather, OCN is supported entirely by parish and personal donations. Please remember OCN in your parish’s charitable giving. The Orthodox Christian Network is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
$20,000 MATCHING CHALLENGE FOR OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Much like public radio, the Orthodox Christian Network relies on the support of our listeners. Anonymous donors have issued a $20,000 matching challenge in honor of OCN’s 20th Anniversary! For every $1 you give, $2 will be donated! You can send your gift by direct mail, over the phone, or on our website.
Be on the lookout for our new mobile app, “Spark”, to be launched in the near future. The app will raise awareness of Christian persecution worldwide and provide you and millions of Orthodox with different ways to act.