Emmanuel Hatzidakis

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==Life==
 
==Life==
Fr. Emmanuel was born on the island of Crete and also studied in Greece. He has studied abroad in Rome and in the United States, completing an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Classics. He has also done additional graduate coursework in this field at the University of Chicago. Fr. Emmanuel also earned a Masters of Divinity degree from [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]], Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2001, Fr. Emmanuel founded Orthodox Witness[http://orthodoxwitness.org], a not-for-profit group dedicated to Orthodox Christian evangelism.  
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Fr. Emmanuel was born on the island of Crete and also studied in Greece. He has studied abroad in Rome and in the United States, completing an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Classics. He has also done additional graduate coursework in this field at the University of Chicago. Fr. Emmanuel also earned a Masters of Divinity degree from [[Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline, Massachusetts)|Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology]], Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2001, Fr. Emmanuel founded Orthodox Witness[http://orthodoxwitness.org], a not-for-profit group dedicated to Orthodox Christian evangelism. In 2008, Orthodox Witness published Fr. Emmanuel's first book entitled, ''The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy''.
 
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In 1988, Fr. Emmanuel was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by Metr. Silas. On [[December 4]], 1988, he was ordained a [[priest]] by Bishop (now Metropolitan) Iakovos of Chicago. The first parish assignment for Fr. Emmanuel was at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, West Virginia. After a year and a half, he was assigned to St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Rocky River, Ohio, where he again served for a year and a half. His third assignment was to Ss. Constantine and Helen in Belleville, Illinois where he served for nearly ten years. After that he has served intermittently between retirements as he has been writing.
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Fr. Emmanuel has also written several Christmas plays including: “Prophecies Announcing Christ”, “The Three Wise Men”, “Daniel and the Three Youths”, “God is with Us”, and “Christmas Eve.” Each play is highlighted with original Orthodox Christmas songs and carols written or arranged in English by Fr. Emmanuel.
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In 2008, Orthodox Witness published Fr. Emmanuel's first book entitled, ''The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy''.
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==Writings==  
 
==Writings==  
* Hatzidakis, Fr. Emmanuel. The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy (2nd. ed., Chicago, IL: Orthodox Witness, 2010) ISBN 978-0-9778970-3-2 The Divine Liturgy explained. 420p, hardbound.
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* Hatzidakis, Fr. Emmanuel. The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy (3rd. ed., Clearwater, FL: Orthodox Witness, 2008, 2010, 2013) ISBN 978-0-9778970-6-3 The Divine Liturgy explained. 420p, hardbound.
 
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* Hatzidakis, Fr. Emmanuel. Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective (Clearwater, FL: Orthodox Witness, 2013) ISBN 978-0-9778970-5-6 684p, softbound.
==Source==
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*[http://www.goarch.org/archdiocese/affiliates/rca/biography/hatzidakis GOARCH: Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.orthodoxwitness.org/  Webpage for the Orthodox Witness]
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*[http://www.orthodoxwitness.org/  Orthodox Witness website]
 
*[http://orthodoxwitness.org/The-Heavenly-Banquet.html The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy]
 
*[http://orthodoxwitness.org/The-Heavenly-Banquet.html The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy]
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*[http://www.orthodoxwitness.org/jesus-fallen Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:55, February 19, 2014

Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis is a writer and a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He is noted for his book The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy, a 420 page commentary on the Divine Liturgy.

Life

Fr. Emmanuel was born on the island of Crete and also studied in Greece. He has studied abroad in Rome and in the United States, completing an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Classics. He has also done additional graduate coursework in this field at the University of Chicago. Fr. Emmanuel also earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts. In 2001, Fr. Emmanuel founded Orthodox Witness[1], a not-for-profit group dedicated to Orthodox Christian evangelism. In 2008, Orthodox Witness published Fr. Emmanuel's first book entitled, The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy.

Writings

  • Hatzidakis, Fr. Emmanuel. The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy (3rd. ed., Clearwater, FL: Orthodox Witness, 2008, 2010, 2013) ISBN 978-0-9778970-6-3 The Divine Liturgy explained. 420p, hardbound.
  • Hatzidakis, Fr. Emmanuel. Jesus: Fallen? The Human Nature of Christ Examined from an Eastern Orthodox Perspective (Clearwater, FL: Orthodox Witness, 2013) ISBN 978-0-9778970-5-6 684p, softbound.

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