Tag: Motherhood

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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Maternal Body: A Review
Book Reviews, Theology

Maternal Body: A Review

Orthodox theologian Carrie Frederick Frost has published a theological reflection titled Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East (Paulist Press, 2019), with a foreword by Catholic theologian Julie Hanlon Rubio. Frost’s book is a theological treatise on motherhood, from conception through breastfeeding and with a special emphasis on the maternal body. Drawing…

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Maternal Body
Theology, Women in the Church

Maternal Body

About a decade ago I found myself pregnant with triplets halfway through work on a PhD in theology at the University of Virginia. My husband and I had thought long and hard about having a third child, so the joke was on us when—to our total surprise—we learned at a routine ultrasound that I was…

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