“Judge not, that you be not judged”

If we don’t want to be condemned at the Great Judgment that will take place at the Second Coming of the Lord, we must not condemn others, but practice love.

February 10, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

Saint Maximos the Confessor

Saint Maximos the Confessor — Jan. 21

Saint Maximos was a champion defender of the Orthodox faith during a time of great confusion in the Church. Here is why his life matters to us today.

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“Lead us not into temptation”

The Pope’s translation “do not let us fall into temptation” has the opposite meaning of what the Lord taught us in the prayer He left us. Here is our commentary.

January 19, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Prayer

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Themes and Significance of Holy Theophany

Through many special hymns and readings before and after the feast, the Church presents us with several themes which show the significance of Holy Thephany.

How to give yourself Christ as a gift

Did you forget to give yourself the greatest gift of all this year? Here’s how to give yourself this gift—Christ. No one else can give Him to you!

December 27, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Church feasts

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part IV

We offer concluding remarks, based on our analysis of the sacrament of Orthodox Marriage in the previous three installments of this series.

December 24, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part III

How many know that marriage is holy, and it is called a sacrament, because of its connection with the Holy Eucharist?

December 11, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Sacraments

Marriage crowns

Marriage “in Christ” — Part II

We examine, in brief, the rite of crowning, considered by many to be the climax of the wedding ceremony.

December 3, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

Marriage “in Christ” — Part I

Everything a Christian does should be done “in Christ”. In this first of four articles on marriage, we look at what it means to be married “in Christ”.

November 17, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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Eastern Catholics: Why compromise? Be Authentic!

Eastern Catholics: There is no reason to remain attached to Rome. The mother Church will receive you with open arms. Free yourselves from the papal yoke.

The Eternal Beauty of the Church

Strengthen your faith in Christ and in His One Holy Church He founded. A Roman Catholic theologian pays tribute to the Orthodox Church.

Are ALL Welcome?

The message “ALL ARE WELCOME” is displayed in front of non-Orthodox churches all across America. Is it right for Orthodox churches to admit everyone to our services?

Marios Nasios: The wounded eagle

Completely fulfilled, assured of the life to come and not focused on this world, Marios Nasios was taught by God, and thankful to Him—for everything.

The mysterious ending of Saint John the Theologian

Was the author of the Book of Revelation and the fourth Gospel translated into heaven like the Theotokos? Here’s what the primary sources say.

September 23, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Church feasts

Follow Me!

Fellowship is followship!

What does the Lord mean when He says we must “deny” ourselves? And what is this “cross” we are supposed to take up? And what does “follow” the Lord mean?

On Christian marriage, parenthood and family

We are witnessing an attack on traditional living in society today. How can an Orthodox Christian stay safe from the global storm of “new normality”?

September 8, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

Russian Mystery

For almost a century, Communism attempted to remove the need for God from the soul of the Russian people, but failed. After emerging from the “cruel spiritual winter”, the Russian land produced new growth in the Orthodox Church, nourished by the blood of millions of new Christian Martyrs.

September 5, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Video

On the upbringing of children

Raising children has never been an easy task. Here are some counsels on how to raise them properly and how to bring them back if they have gone astray.

September 2, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

“If you want to be perfect…”

“…sell what you possess and give to the poor.” Is the young rich man in today’s gospel lesson a model of righteousness or an example of false perfection?

August 27, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

How do we reconcile our debts with God?

We are all in debt to God more than we could ever pay back, yet He forgives everything. What is the key to receiving His forgiveness? Forgive as He forgives.

August 19, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
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