Women in the Church

Publications: 38

A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian
Theology, Women in the Church

A Forgotten Orthodox Woman Theologian Myrrha Lot-Borodine and the Mystical Theology of Deification

Four women were particularly prominent in Orthodox theological circles in Western Europe prior to World War II. Mother Maria (St Maria of Paris) (1891-1945) is well known, especially since her canonization 2004, for her devotion to assisting the poor in inter-war Paris and Jews during World War II, and her challenging articles on spiritual and…

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Let’s Make History: Ordain Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church Today
Women in the Church

Let’s Make History: Ordain Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church Today

March is Women’s History Month, when we particularly witness women’s vital roles in our past, including in the Orthodox Church. These stories deserve our attention and appreciation, but let’s not just look to the past, let’s also look to the future. Let’s make history.  Let’s make history by ordaining women as deaconesses in the Orthodox…

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Priestly Ministry in the Person of the Theotokos and the Church
Liturgical Life, Women in the Church

Priestly Ministry in the Person of the Theotokos and the Church

ελληνικά Facebook celebrity Hyperdox Herman has offered ten satirical reasons for banning men from the priesthood, including: “The physical features of the structure of the male body indicate that the man was created for hard work, and not for serving in the temple, which does not require great physical strength.” “Men are too prone to…

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Maria Spyropoulou, the Semi-Transparent Deaconess
Women in the Church

Maria Spyropoulou, the Semi-Transparent Deaconess

български | Română | Русский | Српски On January 17, 2022, a deaconess of the Orthodox Church was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Church Triumphant. Maria Spyropoulou, deaconess of the missionary Church of Korea, fell asleep after an 89-year journey to earth. Born February 6, 1933 in Greece, she studied Pedagogics in Athens (1952-54)…

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