Presbytera Maria (nee Kalyvas) Drossos currently serves as the Director of Operations at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She has over 15 years business leadership experience in the food industry and over 15 years experience in the charitable sector, having worked with World Vision Canada and other non-profit organizations.

At her parish, Sts. Panteleimon, Anna and Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church in Markham, Ontario, Canada, she is the co-director of the Sunday School Program and is active in the Ladies Philoptochos.

Currently she serves as the President of the Sisterhood of Presbyteres of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Canada.

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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."