How a “Byzantine wedding” is conducted

How a Byzantine wedding is conducted

December 11, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Sacraments

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An Open Letter to Archons “The Defenders of the Faith”

As an Archon, you have taken a sworn oath “to defend and promote the Greek Orthodox faith and tradition…[and] protect and promote the Holy Patriarchate and its mission.” Are you sure that the faith proclaimed by Patriarch Bartholomew is the faith you have sworn to defend?

December 3, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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How Patriarch Bartholomew is walking away from Christ

Should Patriarch Bartholomew “walk together” with other religions or make disciples of them for the Lord? It’s one or the other. Here is our “play-by-play” commentary on a statement the Patriarch released at the World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi.

December 2, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

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27 Things We Should Be Giving Thanks For

It is proper right to give thanks to God for our health, job and freedom. Here are 27 “higher gifts” to keep in mind this thanksgiving day and every day.

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Psalm 129:4: “Christ will cut their necks” – an Interpretation

In Psalm 129 we read: “For the Lord will also cut their necks with the cutting sword of torments.” As a Christian are you comfortable with this? Here’s an explanation.

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Christ is Born! The Katavasiae of Christmas chanted in English

The nine odes of the Katavasiae of Christmas, chanted in English, by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis and Anthony Hatzidakis.

November 12, 2016 by Orthodox Witness
Audio, Church feasts, Video

Mocking our Lord: Commemorating Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

By Archimandrite Maximos Karavas. How does God tolerate a blasphemer and heresiarch, called “the one who is rightly proclaiming the word of Truth” and does not send down fire to burn us—both those who commemorate him, and us who hear these words and do not protest?!

November 3, 2016 by Orthodox Witness
Ecumenism

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Is Orthodoxy Racist?

The SPLC “is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups.” Who is their most recent target among such hate groups? The Orthodox Church!

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature – Part 6 of 8

Indeed an extraordinary Being requires an extraordinary conception and birth! A Protestant may believe whatever s/he wants, but to be Orthodox a Christian must believe in the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ and the ever-virginity of the most holy Theotokos (Mother of God).

September 9, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Christology

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature? – Part 5 of 8

We are examining Christ’s human nature in a series of blog posts. In this post we address the question: What happened when the Son of God assumed our nature?

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What is Orthodox Fundamentalism?

Sometimes the stigma of fundamentalism is ascribed to theologians who faithfully follow the Fathers and abide by the Canons of the Church. A case in point is an article by Prof. George Demacopoulos.

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Deliver us “from evil” or “from the evil one”? The last word of the Lord’s Prayer

Evil or “the evil one”? We’ll look at why an incorrect translation endorsed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and other Orthodox jurisdictions is used in our churches today.

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Are we allowed to judge other Christians?

Ignoring a sickness can lead to death. Here is why to judge other Christians is necessary—for the health of the sick member and for the health of the Church.

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WARNING: Holy and Great Synod ahead

The Holy and Great Synod threatens to tear the Orthodox Church apart, not unite it. Will you accept the heretical ecumenism to be imposed on the Church?

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Is “being gay and Christian” okay?

Self declared lesbian Kimberly Knight applies her interpretation of holy scripture to justify being gay and Christian. Here’s why it’s manipulative.

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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.

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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.

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The Fall of the Third Rome: Moscow Capitulates to Papism

Moscow, the bastion of Orthodoxy, suddenly capitulated to the Old Rome, when his Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow embraced the pan-heresy of ecumenism.

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Rebuilding St. Nicholas into an American Pantheon

The Orthodox people sending their donations believe their money goes to the erection of an Orthodox church, not an ecumenistic and syncretistic temple.

February 12, 2016 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
Ecumenism

Why did God Become Man?

Everyone is called to ask: What does Christmas mean to me? When we then ask, “Why did God become man?”, we will come to understand the only “destiny” of man, the only purpose of our lives.