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Come Receive the Light Announces Schedule of Programs for May 2008

Come Receive the Light, the only nationally syndicated Orthodox Christian radio broadcast, is a weekly program that features interviews with noted Orthodox Christian clergy, theologians, and lay leaders on theological, spiritual, pastoral, and modern social issues. Heard on the radio in more than 100 cities in the United States and the Bahamas, this unique weekly broadcast offers the ancient, Christ-centered message of Orthodox Christianity to the modern world. You can listen to past programs on demand and find many other online resources to deepen your faith at


May 2, 2008
Topic: Introducing Orthodox Christianity to Western Christians
Guests: Dr. James R. Payton, Jr. and Rev. Dr. John McGuckin  
This week's episode of Come Receive the Light, THE NATIONAL ORTHODOX RADIO PROGRAM, introduces Eastern Orthodoxy to a Western audience. James R. Payton Jr., author of Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition, and Fr. John McGuckin, an expert in the writings of the Early Church Fathers, discuss different aspects of Orthodox Christian doctrine and spiritual life.

May 9, 2008

Topic: Prayer to the Saints & for the Dead
Guest: Dr. David C. Ford
Ever wonder why Orthodox Christians ask the Saints for their intercessions? Or why we pray for the forgiveness and salvation of those who have already passed away? On this week's program, Dr. David C. Ford, a professor at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, explains why these practices are Biblical and fully part of the ancient Christian faith.

May 16, 2008
Topic: Understanding the Fall
Guest: Dr. Justin Jackson
What is the Orthodox Church's understanding of the Fall and "Original Sin"? How did the Early Christians understand Adam and Eve? And what do the hymns of the Orthodox Church tell us about this topic? Tune in to this week's episode for an engaging discussion on how these questions inform our understanding of ourselves and our current relationship with God.

May 23, 2008
Topic: Anchoring Your Child in Christ and the Church
Guests: A Panel of Orthodox Youth Directors
Given the realities of today's world, how can parents raise their children to be faithful Orthodox Christians? What resources is the Church already providing? What else still needs to be done? Tune in to this week's episode to hear from a large panel that includes most of the priests and lay youth ministers who are currently serving as members of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

May 30, 2008
Topic: The Story of Creation: How the Fathers Understood Genesis
Guests: Dr. Peter C. Bouteneff
Today, many Christians disagree on how best to interpret the Book of Genesis. Some even disagree on how modern scientific theories like evolution should influence theology. But this debate is nothing new. Dr. Peter Bouteneff, a professor at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, has studied and written about how the Early Christians addressed and resolved many of these issues. Tune in to find out about the intersection of scripture, science, creation, the ancient Christian faith -- and how it all applies to today's debates.