What would the Orthodox Church be without the Ecumenical Patriarch?

For many years now, Patriarch Bartholomew has been Vaticanizing the Orthodox Church. We do not want a Pope of the East. By Fr. Aggelos Aggelakopoulos.

The Parish: An Evangelism Center

Read about the early efforts of Orthodox Witness to begin transforming our parishes into evangelism centers.

Whatever shines is not always gold

The story of a Greek who went to Italy to study engineering at age 19, converted to Roman Catholicism, returned to the Orthodox Church, and became a priest.

Are we preaching the saving truth or hiding it?

Does improving dialogue, understanding, cooperation and tolerance help communicate the true Faith in today’s post-modern world, or is it counterproductive?

Human justice and Divine justice

The justice of men does not compare to God’s justice. Our great King and God’s justice is totally imbalanced–in our favor! Just what is Divine justice?

“I am with you. Don’t be afraid.”

The good Lord allows us to be tested. When all seems lost, all He wants from us is to ask for Ηis help, and He will.

Are you working for the upbuilding of the Church?

Rather than bringing more people, building a bigger church or increasing philanthropy, improving one’s personal moral life is the greatest church upbuilding.

Party spirit or unity?

Quarrels, divisions, heresies and dangerous factions existed even in Saint Paul’s churches. In this sermon, a priest pleas for unity among his parishioners.

July 21, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

Jesus Christ: Our prototype of FREEDOM

To be “free” is usually thought of as having the option to do anything at any time. Real freedom is when doing evil is not an option.

OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS – Part I, Section 2

What is the Church and where is it? The Lord illustrated this by using many images, metaphors, allegories and parables. We explore the most important.

Bishop Longinus: “Cretan Council a lawless synod”

Bishop Longinus chastises his fellow Bishops for gathering a Synod without Orthodoxy, and urges them to repent.

June 14, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

Bishop Longinus: Orthodox hierarchs are betraying the Faith

Today, patriarchs, bishops and priests want to show a different way to eternal life—not the way the Lord showed us.

June 14, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

Is there grace outside the Church?

Is God’s grace received only by members of the Church or can there be grace outside the Church? Are only Orthodox Christians saved?

Why is dogma important in my life?

Why do we Orthodox insist on teachings that divide us more than unite us? Do these dogmas make any difference in the way we live? What is a dogma anyhow?

“Our Faith is alive!” Get to know Papa-Dimitri

Is it possible, in our times, to become a saint? Witness the life of Papa-Dimitri (+1975), a prophetic figure, and married priest with nine daughters.

The fruit of the Holy Spirit

Today, All Saints day, we’ll talk briefly about the virtues/fruit of the Spirit, providing examples from the lives of the Saints for a better understanding.

Holy Pentecost: OUR LIFE IN CHRIST

The timid, scared, ignorant, “earthly” disciples were transformed into the courageous, bold, all-wise holy Apostles. They transformed the world. We can too.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers [Audio sermon]

On the Sunday before Holy Pentecost, we honor the Holy Fathers, especially the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council, who guide us inerrantly to Christ.

Three kinds of human blindness

There are three kinds of darkness: the physical darkness, the intellectual darkness and the spiritual darkness. We look briefly at all three.

The darkness of ignorance

The man blind from birth regains his eyesight and spiritual eyesight from the Lord; whereas the teachers of the law choose to remain in spiritual darkness.

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