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OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS – Part I, Section 3

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on August 1, 2019

The early Church was organized. As you read the select passages presented from Holy Scripture, a convincing picture will appear before your eyes.

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OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS – Part I, section 1

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on August 1, 2019

Introduction to “Our Christian Roots”, a two-part presentation of primary sources from Holy Scripture and the writings of early Church Fathers.

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Elder Emilianos eulogizes Fr. Dimitri Gagastathis

by Orthodox Witness on May 9, 2019

Elder Emilianos (+2019), former abbot of Simonos Petra Monastery on Mt. Athos recalls the holy life of the simple village priest, Fr. Dimitri Gagastathis.

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Why a Crucified Messiah? by Fr. Thomas Hopko – Part 1

by Orthodox Witness on April 25, 2019

Why did the Messiah, the Savior of the world, have to necessarily die an unnatural death by being murdered? Fr. Thomas Hopko answers in this talk .

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Repentance: the beginning and end of our spiritual journey

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on April 12, 2019

King Manasse, the wicked king of the Jews who repented after a 55 year reign, is just one figure the Church sets before us to show that change is possible.

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How God’s power becomes effective

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on April 6, 2019

Without our faith God’s power remains ineffectual, impotent, unrealized. With faith, the Fountain of mercy opens and pours down in a deluge.

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The way of the Cross

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 30, 2019

What differentiates the Orthodox Christian from the world is the Cross. How many Christians realize that the foundation of the Orthodox life is the Cross?

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The great contribution of Saint Gregory Palamas

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 23, 2019

What all religions, philosophies and Christian denominations in the world cannot explain is explained only in the Orthodox Church, thanks to Saint Gregory.

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“The Son of God becomes Son of the Virgin”

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 23, 2019

From all eternity, even before creating the world and humans, God knew of Adam’s fall. He also knew when, and by who the redemption would be accomplished.

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Walled-off priest wins trial. Slap in the face for Metropolis.

by Orthodox Witness on March 20, 2019

Fr. Ioan Ungureanu ceased commemorating his Bishop after the Synod of Crete. The Metropolis filed an eviction suit. He prevailed, supported by his people.

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“We shall not deny you, beloved Orthodoxy”

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 16, 2019

The struggle against heresies is not finished. Today the insidious heresy of Ecumenism, like Iconoclasm, threatens to completely destroy the Church.

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Characteristics of a missionary church

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 8, 2019

“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?

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Characteristics of Orthodox Clergy

by Orthodox Witness on March 2, 2019

by Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes. The main characteristic of the bishop and the priest is a fighting spirit, boldness.

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What is the correct mindset and attitude a Christian should have?

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on March 1, 2019

We reflect on a short hymn from the Triodion that admirably expresses the ethos and phronema, the correct mindset and attitude, a Christian should have.

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The one and the nine

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on January 19, 2019

What does it take for us to remember we are insignificant mortals before our Creator, and to give Him thanks for all the good things He bestows upon us?

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There is no “valid” baptism outside the Church — Part 2 of 2

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on December 1, 2018

Those who are not reborn by the divine grace in the only ONE HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH, do not belong to any church, either visible or invisible.

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There is no “valid” baptism outside the Church — Part 1 of 2

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on November 30, 2018

If you have received a valid baptism, whether Roman Catholic or Protestant, why join the Orthodox Church?

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You are invited to the Heavenly Banquet

by Orthodox Witness on November 3, 2018

What is “The Heavenly Banquet”? Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis talks about his book on the Divine Liturgy in this interview he gave for “Come Receive the Light”.

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“Pope of the East” throws napalm bomb on world Orthodoxy

by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis on October 20, 2018

The Ecumenical Patriarch continues to attack, divide and murder pan-Orthodox unity while “legitimizing” canon violations and lawlessness. By Lykourgos Nanis.

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FEAR “the Ecumenical”!

by Orthodox Witness on October 13, 2018

Patriarch Bartholomew’s action to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church is major—politically and geostrategically. By Demetrios K. Anagnostou.

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