• Dr. Helen Theodoropolous

    Dr. Helen Theodoropolous

    Adjunct professor at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology in Libertyville, IL, and Lecturer at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein

    Dr. Helen Theodoropolous, Ph.D. received a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and completed her doctorate in Theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is currently an adjunct professor at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology in Libertyville, IL, and a Lecturer at the University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein.

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The St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess advocates for the reinstitution of the ordained order of deaconesses for the benefit of the Orthodox Church today. We also appreciate that this is a significant issue that prompts a range of opinions, and we consider it to be part of our work to promote empirically grounded conversation.[1]...

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ελληνικά  |  ру́сский These essays are part of a series on the diaconate in the Orthodox Church derived from talks delivered at the St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church Conference” in Irvine, California in October 2... Read more.