Posts about women

Pemptousia Partnership

The Theology of Gender – 16. The Applicability of Canonical Principles Related to Women

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara The first commandment which was given to Adam and Eve is the original indication of the role of divine law in human life. “God…

Jun 12, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

Saint Helen and the Beneficence of Women

Protopresbyter Vasileios Kalliakmanis   a) Women played a decisive role both in spreading the Christian message of the Resurrection as well as in…

May 23, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Theology of Gender – 7. The Place of Women in Byzantine Society

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   Byzantine society was a dynamic union of different cultural elements based on Greek civilization and the Christian faith….

Apr 26, 2017
Pemptousia Partnership

The Theology of Gender – 6. The New Eve

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   The honor and respect of Christianity to women is demonstrated especially in the person of the Theotokos. She is the human…

Apr 21, 2017
Christian Rights and Religious Persecution

UN Commission on the Status of Women

NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will co-sponsor two events at this year’s UN Commission on the Status of Women:   Forced…

Mar 08, 2016
The Sounding Blog

Women Saints

The following article was first delivered in person at the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival in Florida. The speakers were asked to respond to the…

Jun 04, 2015
The Sounding Blog

Jesus and His Amazing Relationships with Women

Jesus has a way of interacting with women that I find deeply spiritual. There are many good examples of this in the Gospels, and I want to share a few…

May 01, 2015
Orthodox News

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…

Dec 07, 2014
The Sounding Blog

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…

Dec 04, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Churching

The little pew booklet which my church (the OCA) publishes for the baptismal service provides the text of the entire service of Holy Baptism as currently…

Sep 04, 2014