The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

The Restoration of the Ministry of Deaconesses

On November 21, 2016, Pravoslavie reported that Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria will restore the diaconate to women. Recently, Saint Catherine’s Vision shared Evangelos Theodorou’s response to the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria’s decision to proceed with the restoration of the ministry of deaconesses as an...

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A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

Editor’s note: St. Catherine’s Vision issued the followed press release on November 25, 2014. “A Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess” has been published by St. Catherine’s Vision, an international, Pan-Orthodox fellowship of Orthodox women theologians and other lay servant-leaders. The document is addressed to...

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A Second Look at the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

A Second Look at the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess

Of late, a pan-Orthodox organization of Orthodox women called “St. Catherine’s Vision” has issued a “Call for the Rejuvenation of the Ministry of the Ordained Deaconess”. The call is addressed to the Ecumenical Patriarch with the hopes of being blessed and acted upon by the upcoming Great and Holy Council,...

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