SCV March 2013 Meeting
June 2008: Fr. Thomas FitzGerald who at the time was Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald with Professor Evangelos Theodorou in Athens. Professor Theodorou advocates for the rejuvenation of the ministry of deaconesses. He sees this as an important response to faithfully “discerning the signs of the times” for “the building up of the body of Christ” today.
June 2005: Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald with Dr. Elisabeth Behr-Sigel overlooking Boston Harbor before she left the United States for the last time. She is receiving the first copy of Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the “Signs of the Times”. This volume is dedicated to her. Upon receiving all copies of Saint Catherine Vision’s work to date, as well as documents outlining hopes and ideas for the future so that she could offer advice after her return home, holding the packages closely, she insisted, “the future for the Orthodox Church today for the ministry of women comes from America!”
August 1985: Beloved and much missed friend, Fr. Thomas Hopko of blessed memory, sitting with Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald and Fr. Thomas FitzGerald attending their first international Faith and Order Commission meeting in Stavanger, Norway.
20th Century Armenian Female Deacon-Nuns in Constantinople
Myron the Martyr of Cyzicus; Straton, Philip, Eutychian, & Cyprian the Martyrs of Nicomedea; Afterfeast of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary; Demetrios the New, Righteous-Martyr of Samaria; Eutychios, Eutychianos and Kassiani the siblings; Paul, Juliana, and those martyred with them (the executioners)
Professor Evangelos Theodorou’s original research in Greek on deaconesses is now available!
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"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."