First U.S. Conference on Women Deacons Draws Attendees from Across the U.S. and England

December 2014 Fore more photos here: Enthusiasm and prayer marked the first U.S. conference on women deacons in the Orthodox Church sponsored in New York City, on December 6, by St. Phoebe Center for the History of the Deaconess.   Although the issue of the reinstitution and rejuvenation of the ordained deaconess has been discussed in Orthodox circles for ...

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Speaks on Women Deacons

October 2014 In an interview (July 2014) with Theodore Kalmoukos, Religion Editor of The National Herald, a weekly Greek-American publication, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the ministry of women in the Church. The following is an excerpt fro that interview: Kalmoukos: Regarding the ministry of women in the Church, do you think it is practical to ...

A Nearly Forgotten History: Women Deacons in the Armenian Church

Dn. Hripsime Tahiriants (H.F.B. Lynch photo)

  Knarik Meneshian -  10/7/13 On Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2013, the Chicago chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society presented a program on a segment of Armenian Church history at the Armenian All Saints Church and Community Center’s Shahnazarian Hall in Glenview, Ill. After welcoming words by the chapter’s chairman, Haroutiun Mikaelian, Ani Vartanian introduced ...