Characteristics of Orthodox Clergy

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

March 2, 2019 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism, Sermons

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

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.

March 1, 2019 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

The one and the nine

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?

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

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.

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

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

You are invited to the Heavenly Banquet

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”.

November 3, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Sacraments

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

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

October 20, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

FEAR “the Ecumenical”!

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

October 13, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

What would the Orthodox Church be without the Ecumenical Patriarch?

For many years now, Patriarch Bartholomew has been Vaticanizing the Orthodox Church. We do not want a Pope of the East. By Fr. Aggelos Aggelakopoulos.

The Parish: An Evangelism Center

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

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.

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?

Human justice and Divine justice

The justice of men does not compare to God’s justice. Our great King and God’s justice is totally imbalanced–in our favor! Just what is Divine justice?

“I am with you. Don’t be afraid.”

The good Lord allows us to be tested. When all seems lost, all He wants from us is to ask for Ηis help, and He will.

Are you working for the upbuilding of the Church?

Rather than bringing more people, building a bigger church or increasing philanthropy, improving one’s personal moral life is the greatest church upbuilding.

Party spirit or unity?

Quarrels, divisions, heresies and dangerous factions existed even in Saint Paul’s churches. In this sermon, a priest pleas for unity among his parishioners.

July 21, 2018 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

Jesus Christ: Our prototype of FREEDOM

To be “free” is usually thought of as having the option to do anything at any time. Real freedom is when doing evil is not an option.

OUR CHRISTIAN ROOTS – Part I, Section 2

What is the Church and where is it? The Lord illustrated this by using many images, metaphors, allegories and parables. We explore the most important.

Bishop Longinus: “Cretan Council a lawless synod”

Bishop Longinus chastises his fellow Bishops for gathering a Synod without Orthodoxy, and urges them to repent.

June 14, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

Bishop Longinus: Orthodox hierarchs are betraying the Faith

Today, patriarchs, bishops and priests want to show a different way to eternal life—not the way the Lord showed us.

June 14, 2018 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism