Women in the Church

Publications: 38

Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations
Ethics, Public Life, Theology, Women in the Church

Inequality: Orthodox Christian Responses and Limitations

Equality is a core idea and value of modernity. Yet contemporary societies are marked by multiple forms of inequality, for instance, socioeconomic and gender ones. What is the attitude of the Orthodox Church towards inequality? Do unequal relations exist within the Church too, and if yes, how does it address them? No doubt, Orthodox churches…

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The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers
Theology, Women in the Church

The Resurrection Miracle Revealed to the Myrrhbearers

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски The first rising of the sun in the East shoots rose light across the dim landscape; it is a time the early monks knew well, for a prayer service was starting, when the bell-ringer could just begin to see the lines in his hand. The Evangelist…

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Encouragement from the Desert Mothers in Troubling Times
Church History, Women in the Church

Encouragement from the Desert Mothers in Troubling Times

български | Ελληνικά | Română | Русский “In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed” (Mark 1:35). Jesus may have prayed about several of the things that worry us today: the feeling that the world has been overrun by elements…

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Deaconesses: An Orthodox Institution Untheologically Blocked
Women in the Church

Deaconesses: An Orthodox Institution Untheologically Blocked

At the initiative of the Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies “Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou” (CEMES), an International Scientific Symposium on “Deaconesses. Past-Present-Future” was organized in Thessaloniki (1/31-2/2, 2020) at the International Hellenic University (IHU), to which its Inter-Orthodox English-speaking Post-graduate Program “Orthodox Ecumenical Theology” belongs. In addition to ΙΗU, 4 other institutions were registered…

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Catholic Objections to Women’s Altar Service: Barred from the Sacred
Women in the Church

Catholic Objections to Women’s Altar Service: Barred from the Sacred

The question of women deacons continues to be discussed in the Catholic Church, and questions about women are again in the news. Whether the discussion is about priestly celibacy or about ordaining women to the diaconate, the common denominator is that women are unclean. In the Roman Catholic Church, marriage is a diriment impediment for…

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