Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos is Professor of Canon Law, Emeritus and Former Director of Field Education at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  He serves as Consultant on Canonical Affairs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and other Orthodox Jurisdictions.  He has been a member of the Orthodox – Roman Catholic Bilateral Consultation in North America and engaged in many other ecumenical activities as well.  Besides numerous articles in Canon Law, he has edited the volumes Icon and Kingdom (1993) and Council in Trullo (1995) of the Greek Orthodox Theological Review.  He is also the author of Primacy and Conciliarity (1995), Spiritual Dimensions of the Holy Canons (2003) and A Noble Task (2007).





Professor Evangelos Theodorou’s original research in Greek on deaconesses is now available!

Click on the links below: 

 Volume I Heroines of Love: Deaconesses through the Age

Volume II Ordination or Appointment of Deaconesses



"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."