Articles in the Evangelism category

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

Characteristics of a missionary church

“Bang.” The Church sprung out of the upper Room in Jerusalem and spread all over the world. What are the characteristics of this missionary Church?

March 8, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

The parish: an evangelism center

Read about the early efforts of Orthodox Witness to begin transforming our parishes into evangelism centers.

September 15, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Whatever shines is not always gold

The story of a Greek who went to Italy to study engineering at age 19, converted to Roman Catholicism, returned to the Orthodox Church, and became a priest.

September 15, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Are we preaching the saving truth or hiding it?

Does improving dialogue, understanding, cooperation and tolerance help communicate the true Faith in today’s post-modern world, or is it counterproductive?

September 4, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

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Reasonableness of our Faith, Bishop Tikhon and Ecumenism

A talk by Bishop Tikhon reflects the new order, the new reality that has emerged–the reality of ecumenism and syncretism. A brief analysis will reveal this.

May 8, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

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Kerygma and Martyria: Two sides of the same coin

Usage of the terms kerygma and martyria, particularly in ecumenical dialogues is problematic. We offer a brief explanation of what these terms really mean.

May 2, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

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Difficulties Our Churches Face

Have you heard of The Shropshire Ecumenical Council? The Council addresses the difficulties and challenges participant churches face. Food for thought!

January 26, 2013 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

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Why do People Convert to Orthodox Christianity?

Why have so many Evangelical ministers and others embraced the Orthodox faith? There is a certain “chemistry” involved, which cannot be easily verbalized.

January 19, 2013 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Statement by the Church on Mission and Evangelism

“We Orthodox in North America commit ourselves to bringing our household into order for the sake of the preaching of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

November 7, 2012 by Orthodox Witness

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