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.
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, 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.
- 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.