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.

In celebration of its
20th year
publication anniversary,

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

is now available FREE


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."