Holy Communion

Marriage “in Christ” — Part IV

We offer concluding remarks, based on our analysis of the sacrament of Orthodox Marriage in the previous three installments of this series.

December 24, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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Marriage “in Christ” — Part III

How many know that marriage is holy, and it is called a sacrament, because of its connection with the Holy Eucharist?

December 11, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Sacraments

Marriage crowns

Marriage “in Christ” — Part II

We examine, in brief, the rite of crowning, considered by many to be the climax of the wedding ceremony.

December 3, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

Marriage “in Christ” — Part I

Everything a Christian does should be done “in Christ”. In this first of four articles on marriage, we look at what it means to be married “in Christ”.

November 17, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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Eastern Catholics: Why compromise? Be Authentic!

Eastern Catholics: There is no reason to remain attached to Rome. The mother Church will receive you with open arms. Free yourselves from the papal yoke.

The Eternal Beauty of the Church

Strengthen your faith in Christ and in His One Holy Church He founded. A Roman Catholic theologian pays tribute to the Orthodox Church.

Are ALL Welcome?

The message “ALL ARE WELCOME” is displayed in front of non-Orthodox churches all across America. Is it right for Orthodox churches to admit everyone to our services?

Marios Nasios: The wounded eagle

Completely fulfilled, assured of the life to come and not focused on this world, Marios Nasios was taught by God, and thankful to Him—for everything.

The mysterious ending of Saint John the Theologian

Was the author of the Book of Revelation and the fourth Gospel translated into heaven like the Theotokos? Here’s what the primary sources say.

September 23, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Church feasts

Follow Me!

Fellowship is followship!

What does the Lord mean when He says we must “deny” ourselves? And what is this “cross” we are supposed to take up? And what does “follow” the Lord mean?

On Christian marriage, parenthood and family

We are witnessing an attack on traditional living in society today. How can an Orthodox Christian stay safe from the global storm of “new normality”?

September 8, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

Russian Mystery

For almost a century, Communism attempted to remove the need for God from the soul of the Russian people, but failed. After emerging from the “cruel spiritual winter”, the Russian land produced new growth in the Orthodox Church, nourished by the blood of millions of new Christian Martyrs.

September 5, 2017 by Orthodox Witness
Video

On the upbringing of children

Raising children has never been an easy task. Here are some counsels on how to raise them properly and how to bring them back if they have gone astray.

September 2, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

“If you want to be perfect…”

“…sell what you possess and give to the poor.” Is the young rich man in today’s gospel lesson a model of righteousness or an example of false perfection?

August 27, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

How do we reconcile our debts with God?

We are all in debt to God more than we could ever pay back, yet He forgives everything. What is the key to receiving His forgiveness? Forgive as He forgives.

August 19, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sermons

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The Birthday of the Theotokos—into Heaven

Like the death of other Saints, the Church remembers the death of the Theotokos, but unlike the Saints, we also hear of her birth into heaven with her body.

Move mountains with faith in Christ

Even a little faith in Jesus Christ can “move mountains”. What is this faith? And how do we acquire this “super-power”?

Be all that you can be: TRANSFIGURED

Does modern man really understand himself? All of us have the potential to achieve true “self-actualization” which is to be transfigured and saved.

We run to our Mother

The Mother of God is our mother too. Run to her during these first 14 days of August to receive the loving consolation she provides.

August 1, 2017 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Services

Five loaves of bread feeds thousands! — 8th Sunday of Matthew

Miracles happen. Are these supera-natural marvels “coincidence”, the result of “self-suggestion”, or is our Creator behind them?