Who we are

Fr Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis

Fr. Emmanuel is the founder of Orthodox Witness. He is an Orthodox priest and the author of The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy and Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective. He is the primary writer for our blog Over the Rooftops.


  • 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 for Orthodox Witness.

Barbara Hatzidakis

Barbara Hatzidakis

Barbara takes care of shipping for Orthodox Witness books.