Who we are

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 edits, designs and publishes for Orthodox Witness.Facebook

Barbara Hatzidakis

Barbara takes care of shipping for Orthodox Witness books.