The articles on Over the Rooftops address Church issues, Christian life, ecumenism, faith, Christology—and more. Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis is the primary author.

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Original Sin According to Saint Paul

By Fr. John Romanides. If one is to vigorously and consistently maintain that Jesus Christ is the unique Savior Who has brought salvation to a world in need of salvation, one obviously must know what is the nature of the need which provoked this salvation. Read more

The Character of Orthodoxy

Orthodoxy is not a particular Christian confession, but has a general and trans-temporal character. Orthodoxy was not created by abstractions and divisions, but is the single and unified truth. It is the truth of the Church, the truth of the body of Christ, which is Read more

Orthodoxy at a Glance

The Orthodox Church is the Church founded by Christ, the New Testament Church continued through the ages. She fully identifies herself with the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Since ancient times she calls herself Orthodox, which means "right-believing", in order to separate herself from Read more

Is Evangelism Orthodox?

Dear Father: I have been reading quite a bit lately, in several Orthodox periodicals and books, about evangelism. I have been Orthodox all my life and have always thought that "evangelist," "evangelism," etc. were Protestant terms. Why is the Orthodox Church in this country using Read more