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One God?

“Allah”, “Yahweh”, “Jesus Christ”. Do the Muslims, Jews and Christians all worship the same God, and just call Him by a different name?

February 18, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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Why did Elder Iakovos Tsalikis want Bartholomew as Patriarch?

Elder Iakovos Tsalikis prayed fervently that Metropolitan Bartholomew would become Patriarch of Constantinople. Do we interpret this to mean that the Elder, who was seen as a holy man in the eyes of many Orthodox faithful, accepted the pan-heresy of ecumenism?

February 3, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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The Fall of Adam & Eve — a talk by Fr. Seraphim Rose

Fr. Seraphim Rose illustrates the Genesis account: Paradise, our free will, the state of Adam before the fall, consequences of the fall, and what it all means to us.

January 20, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Video, What we believe

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Western Learning and Latin Influence in the Church — a talk by Fr. Seraphim Rose

How is Western schoolbook learning different from divine knowledge? Fr. Seraphim Rose talks about the theology of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco.

January 20, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Other faiths

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The End of the World — A Talk by Fr. Seraphim Rose

Fr. Seraphim Rose speaks about signs which are being fulfilled in our times which point to the end of the world.

January 20, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Video, What we believe

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Why I Believe in God – Part II

In absence of definite answers and scientific proofs to the big questions of life, we taunt God, and declare our self-sufficiency. How do answers provided by the Church settle our questioning minds without denying any true scientific finding?

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Why I Believe in God — Part I

Faith in God and in an eternal life He grants us gives us hope, joy, drive, fulfillment, purpose. God instilled these aspirations in us to lead us to Him.

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My desire was to be received through Baptism

Congratulations to a former Protestant who asked to be received in the womb of the Holy Orthodox Church through Baptism, instead of chrismation.

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How a Byzantine wedding is conducted

December 11, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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An Open Letter to Archons “The Defenders of the Faith”

As an Archon, you have taken a sworn oath “to defend and promote the Greek Orthodox faith and tradition…[and] protect and promote the Holy Patriarchate and its mission.” Are you sure that the faith proclaimed by Patriarch Bartholomew is the faith you have sworn to defend?

December 3, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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How Patriarch Bartholomew is walking away from Christ

Should Patriarch Bartholomew “walk together” with other religions or make disciples of them for the Lord? It’s one or the other. Here is our “play-by-play” commentary on a statement the Patriarch released at the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.

December 2, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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27 Things We Should Be Giving Thanks For

It is proper right to give thanks to God for our health, job and freedom. Here are 27 “higher gifts” to keep in mind this thanksgiving day and every day.

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Psalm 129:4: “Christ will cut their necks” – an Interpretation

In Psalm 129 we read: “For the Lord will also cut their necks with the cutting sword of torments.” As a Christian are you comfortable with this? Here’s an explanation.

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Christ is Born! The Katavasiae of Christmas chanted in English

The nine odes of the Katavasiae of Christmas, chanted in English, by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis and Anthony Hatzidakis.

November 12, 2016 by Orthodox Witness
Audio, Church feasts, Video

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Mocking our Lord: Commemorating Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

By Archimandrite Maximos Karavas. How does God tolerate a blasphemer and heresiarch, called “the one who is rightly proclaiming the word of Truth” and does not send down fire to burn us—both those who commemorate him, and us who hear these words and do not protest?!

November 3, 2016 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

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Is Orthodoxy Racist?

The SPLC “is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.” Who is their most recent target among such hate groups? The Orthodox Church!

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature – Part 6 of 8

Indeed an extraordinary Being requires an extraordinary conception and birth! A Protestant may believe whatever s/he wants, but to be Orthodox a Christian must believe in the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ and the ever-virginity of the most holy Theotokos (Mother of God).

September 9, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Christology

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature? – Part 5 of 8

We are examining Christ’s human nature in a series of blog posts. In this post we address the question: What happened when the Son of God assumed our nature?

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What is Orthodox Fundamentalism?

Sometimes the stigma of fundamentalism is ascribed to theologians who faithfully follow the Fathers and abide by the Canons of the Church. A case in point is an article by Prof. George Demacopoulos.

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Deliver us “from evil” or “from the evil one”? The last word of the Lord’s Prayer

Evil or “the evil one”? We’ll look at why an incorrect translation endorsed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and other Orthodox jurisdictions is used in our churches today.

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