The Ordination of Deaconesses as a Reconciliatory and Liberating Praxis

Eftychiadis, Eftychios Phil

The main purpose of this article is to analyze the event of female diaconal ordination in the Eastern Early Church in response to very important needs. The hypothesis of this work is to retrieve and also analyze contextual elements in relation to needs in the praxes of the early church and its great Fathers, in ordaining women to the diaconate, and to identify significant theoethical values that are derived from those praxes in the early Tradition of the church.


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Philanthropy and Social Compassion in Eastern Orthodox Tradition: Papers of the Sophia Institute Academic Conference, New York, Dec. 2009
Theotokos Press

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Sophia Institute
Sophia Institute Studies in Orthodox Theology, 2
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September 14, 2011