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2006 Towards a Complete Expression of the Diaconate: Discerning the Ministry of Women Deacons

1997 Concerns for Orthodox Women's Theological Education

This paper was delivered in 1997 during an International Conference on Theological Education sponsored by the World Council of Churches Department of Theological Education  in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald served as a presenter and facilitator.

1999 Orthodox Women Speak Discerning the Signs of the Times

1981 Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Women's Group Meeting

1981 Reflection Paper: Practical Issues and Challenges Encountering Theologically Educated Lay Ministers in Orthodox America

1980-1981 Suggestions of Potential Areas for Vocational Diakonia

1976-1981 Women's Progress Report

This report was written by invitation of the dean and submitted to the faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, 1981.

1980 Church Service and the Diaconate Workshop

This was one workshop which took place June 1980 during a conference on ministry of women in the Church at St. Vladimir's Seminary in Crestwood, NY. The keynote address was offered by then Metropolitan Bishop Maximos of Pittsburgh who spoke on this theme. Kyriaki FitzGerald, who had just graduated Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, spoke on and led the discussion regarding the ordination of women to the diaconate.

1954 Professor Evangelos Theodorou's Volume II Ordination or Appointment of Deaconesses

1949 Professor Evangelos Theodorou's Volume I Heroines of Love: Deaconesses through the Age









In celebration of its
20th year
publication anniversary,

Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the "Signs of the Times"

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This book offers a penetrating introduction to vital themes related to the participation of women in the life of the Church.

Published in 1999, this book is the product of ground-breaking, officially sponsored, international Orthodox Women’s Conferences that took place in Damascus, Syria (1996) and Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey (1997). 





"Let us praise Catherine the radiant bride of Christ, guardian of Sinai, our helper and supporter. By the power of the Spirit, she silenced the arrogance of the ungodly. Crowned as a martyr, she now implores great mercy for all."