Who we are

Fr Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Fr. Emmanuel is the founder of Orthodox Witness. He is an Orthodox priest, an author of two books and the primary writer of our blog Over the Rooftops.


Books authored

The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy

Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective


  • M.Div., Holy Cross School of Theology, Brookline, MA, 1988
  • B.A. Classics, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1972
  • Licenza, International Institute of St. Paul, Rome, Italy, 1965
  • High School of Chanea, Crete, Greece, 1959


Teaching Experience

  • Modern Greek, Private Teaching, 1968-1994)
  • Modern Greek, Washington University, Visiting Professor, (1981)
  • Modern Greek, Forest Park College, Visiting Professor, (1980)
Tony Hatzidakis

Tony Hatzidakis

Tony edits, designs and publishes books for Orthodox Witness as well as everything on this website. He also maintains a social media presence and promotes Orthodox Witness publications.

Barbara Hatzidakis

Barbara Hatzidakis

Barbara manages the shipping of Orthodox Witness books.