Resemblance to animals but affinity with God

Theologians and Scientists share their thoughts on faith and evolution. This article includes new translations from Greek sources.

A “mercy” or an “offering” of peace? – Part I

If “A mercy of peace” sounds nonsensical to you, you’re not alone. Examine with us this response in Greek to see how we arrive at “An offering of peace”.

Unbaptized spouses: welcome to the Church! –Abp. Elpidophoros

Taking one step closer towards complete apostasy, Archbishop Elpidophoros has declared non-Orthodox spouses to be “100% part of our community”.

Eternal suffering or eternal rewards

Won’t the Lord bring all suffering to an end, so that eventually everyone will be saved and enjoy eternal blessings? Not so, says the Church.

February 17, 2020 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

There is only one way to reach salvation and life eternal

The world would have us believe we’re assured of eternal life, but God’s ways are different. Here’s what to know about life eternal and how we get there.

February 17, 2020 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

The practice of reading “inaudibly” does not make sense

The faithful need to follow the course of the Divine Liturgy to participate. We present a case for making the “inaudible” prayers audible.

A symbol or actual body and blood?

“Do the bread and wine truly become the actual Body and Blood of Christ?” A reader asks to be assured of what the Church has always taught.

January 29, 2020 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

A Prayer for the Coming New Year

Has the Church completely ignored the the new year? We offer a short sketch of where our calendar came from and “A Prayer for the Coming New Year”.

Contemplate the human nature of Christ in 50 slides

50 quotations from the book Jesus: Fallen: The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective

December 12, 2019 by Orthodox Witness
Christology

Did Christ have a fallen human nature? – Part 8 of 8

This post concludes our series of eight posts on the topic, “Did Christ have a fallen human nature?”

December 12, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Christology

Did Christ have a fallen human nature? – Part 7 of 8

In this installment in our 8 part series, we look at other aspects of Christ‘s humanness that reveal His “otherness.”

December 12, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Christology

THE ECUMENICAL MONARCH

The special privileges of the Patriarch of Constantinople are no longer based on the canons, but on a new theory that he is the vicar of… God the Father.

November 18, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
The Church

Why bother to Christianize those outside the Church?

We want everyone to know that salvation is available to all. What the Lord will do with outsiders is His business. Our business is to proclaim the Gospel.

November 1, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Evangelism

“How long do we remain with the GOA?”… and 3 other questions answered

Commemorating an ecumenist bishop does not necessarily pollute the clergy and people under them, as long as they declare their faith openly.

November 1, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
The Church

“UNITY OF ALL”: Who are we praying for?

By petitioning the Lord, “…and for the unity of all…”, we mean Orthodox Christians. We explain the petition in this excerpt from “The Heavenly Banquet”.

The Church of Greece, autocephaly, Russia, and “the Occupant”

Despite objections by certain hierarchs, the Church of Greece has recognized the “Orthodox Church of Ukraine”. We offer our comments in the aftermath.

October 15, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
The Church

What does the Church say about war?

In this “Mini-study” from our book “The Heavenly Banquet”, questions about war are answered by the Saints and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Pope’s plan blocks our potential to reach union with God

Pope Francis has invited “everyone” to a global event—a godless global alliance that ignores God, and replaces the Gospel of Christ with that of Antichrist.

September 27, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Other faiths

The Pope’s “Launch of the Educational Alliance”, commented

The Pope has called for a global alliance event. We comment on his invitation.

September 27, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Other faiths

Keep your faith! An open letter to the monks of Mount Athos

Regarding the upcoming visit to the Holy Mountain by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Metropolitan Luke issued an appeal not to accept the schismatics.

August 28, 2019 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

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