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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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

Science and Religion

Scientists are hard to work with on a committee, an academic friend once told me, because they often change their minds when they see new evidence. I was reminded of this a few months ago when I saw a survey in the journal Nature. It Read more

Evangelism: A Responsibility

EVANGELISM: How do you react to that word? If you are of stolid Anglo-Saxon stock, you may well be wary of any overt display of religiosity, whatever its form! Is there, perhaps, a slight "un-Englishness" about it? Is it more appropriate, perhaps, to the North Read more

The Church is a Therapeutic Center

Orthodox people view the Church as a spiritual hospital, a clinic, a hospice, a therapeutic center, and a fitness center—all combined in one! The aim of the treatment is to provide spiritual cure, maintain wellness for its patients (faithful members) and lead them to eternal Read more