Sanctity of Life and Sacred Music

Sanctity of Life and Sacred Music



Orthodox Christians for Life are gathering once again for the Washington, DC March for Life on January 22, 2016 marking the 43rd Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. This year, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church of America, will sponsor a two-day retreat starting on Friday, the day of the March,  titled “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman: An Orthodox Retreat on the Sanctity of Life.”  Listen to our conversation from our archives between Fr. Chris and Hierodeacon Herman Majkrzak concerning the March for Life and our responsibility to protect all life.

And keep listening for a conversation with Bryce and Maria Sheehan regarding a new CD based on sacred choral music, ‘Til Morn Eternal Breaks,   by composer Benedict Sheehan, music instructor and choir director for St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.  You can order the CD through Saint Tikhons Monastery Bookstore and Press or on the OCN Amazon Store.




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

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

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.