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Orthodox Witness is an organization dedicated to making the truth of our Orthodox Christian faith known in the world around us. We publish books, post articles on our blog Over the Rooftops about once a week, and offer FREE catechetical resources including original newsletter graphics and Christmas plays. We also restore Icons and produce laminated cards  and mounted Icons. Learn more about our mission here.

Free Resources

New Orthodox Christmas Plays

These 3 Christmas Plays help teach the Faith and can get the whole community involved.

Quotation-graphics

A library of free Orthodox quotation graphics to enliven your community newsletter.

Laminated Icon cards

A selection of laminated Icon cards, for yourself, a gift or for your community (customized with your parish info).

Mother of God Icon

This Icon is our digital restoration of the Icon of the Mother of God from the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Our Publications

The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy

The Heavenly Banquet is the most comprehensive Divine Liturgy commentary available in the English language. It addresses not only liturgical matters, but also social, moral and doctrinal issues, always in a clear, practical, informational, and uplifting way. In depth, easy to follow, written in simple, understandable language, the content in this book is for anyone seeking to learn more about the Divine Liturgy: adults, young adults, teenagers and even children. It’s a book for every Orthodox Christian household.

The Garden of the Holy Spirit: SAINT IAKOVOS OF EVIA

SAINT Iakovos (Tsalikis) (+1991) belongs to a special group of contemporary charismatic Elders (Paisios and Porphyrios, Fr. Dimitri Gagastathis and others) who were responsible for a resurgence of faith among those who knew them personally. The author of this book, Professor Stylianos Papadopoulos, was blessed to know the Elder and tells the story of the Elder’s life, beginning from his youth in Asia Minor, through military service and finally as a monk. 208 pages, Photos throughout.

Papa-Dimitri: The Man of God

Father Dimitrios Gagastathis (+1975) was a towering, prophetic figure of our days; a man of great faith, humility and simplicity, and a married priest with nine daughters. Bullets pierced his cassock but did not pierce him, Archangel Michael defended him. Autobiographical notes from his days during the Greek Civil War and other experiences as a priest. Includes his prayers and testimonials from well-known Orthodox elders.

Jesus: Fallen? The human nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox perspective

Was The human NATURE of Christ fallen like ours? Was His human nature corrupt and sinful, inherently and necessarily subject to suffering and death? Did He inherit a fallen humanity? If His humanity was fallen how was He sinless? Did He have human ignorance? In what way was His human will involved in the plan of salvation? Jesus: Fallen? sheds light on these and many other questions. 684 pages, Topic, Author & Biblical indexes.

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Preaching Another Christ

by Saint Theophan the Recluse
Consider this: How many times have you been approached by an Evangelical Christian asking whether you have been saved, or have Jesus in your heart, or have made a confession of faith in Jesus with your lips, etc? Saint Theophan the Recluse shows us how to deal with this sensitive subject, allowing us to defend the truth and bring back those who have fallen into error. 53 pages. Includes subheadings for study. $10

Latest Articles

The articles on Over the Rooftops address Church issues, Christian life, ecumenism, faith, Christology—and more.

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