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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.

Our Publications

The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

The Divine Liturgy is a great mystery, yet we must understand what is taking place in it, what its purpose is, what benefits are derived from it, how we should participate. In the pages of The Heavenly Banquet one will find both concise and expanded answers to these and other important questions, the end result of which is a fuller, more rewarding and more meaningful participation in the Divine Liturgy.

Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Modern scholarship presents us with a Christ who is fallen, that is, sharing through birth our corruptible, fallible and sinful human nature. A few Orthodox theologians have followed on their footsteps. Fr. Hatzidakis basing himself solidly on holy Scripture and Tradition refutes this recent trend as Nestorianizing, and presents to scholars and laymen alike in East and West the Orthodox teaching on this complex issue.

Papa-Dimitri: The Man of God

Autobiographical notes, prayers, testimonials

Father Dimitrios Gagastathis (+1975) was a towering, prophetic figure of our days, a man of great faith, humility and simplicity, a married priest, and father of nine daughters. His life is a wonder. The numerous miracles he recounts in these autobiographical notes testify to his sanctity. Also included are testimonials from Saint Amphilochios (Makris), Elder Emilianos of Simonopetra and Elder Philotheos Zervakos.

The Garden of the Holy Spirit: SAINT IAKOVOS of Evia

by Professor Stylianos Papadopoulos

SAINT IAKOVOS (Tsalikis) (+1991), declared a Saint in November 2017, 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. His intimate knowledge of the Elder’s life together with his literary talent make the story on these pages come alive.

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Preaching Another Christ: An Orthodox View of Evangelicalism

by Saint Theophan the Recluse

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? This booklet provides reliable counsels from Saint Theophan the Recluse.

New Orthodox Christmas Plays

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Get the community involved in your church’s next Christmas play. These unique plays offer opportunities help teach young and old our Orthodox Faith. Orthodox scripts and music. FREE to download.

Graphics, Icons and more

Quotation-graphics

Check out the graphics in our library of over 200 free Orthodox quotation-graphics. Free to use and share!

Laminated Icon cards

A selection of laminated Icon cards, for yourself, a gift or for your community.

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.

Where our Church is today

Our Church leaders have abandoned the faith of our Fathers. Here’s what you should know and how you can take action.

Latest Articles

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