The focus of this issue of PRAXIS on the topic of “Women in the Church” directs our attention as Orthodox Christians and religious educators to many of our basic theological teachings about personhood, holiness, service and the Church.

We have seen and continue to see Christ’s grace and salvation in the holiness and service of women in Orthodox Christianity. In the history and tradition of our Faith, multitudes of women have been blessed and honored as saints. They lived holy lives, dedicated to God, showing the love of Christ in every word and deed.

This example and that of many women in Orthodoxy continues to be one of service: service in worship, service in teaching, service offered to those in need and service in the name of Christ.

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In This Issue


Excerpt: Conclusions of the Consultation
The Place of the Woman in the Orthodox Church and the Question of the Ordination of Women

Landmark Survey: Women's Ministry, Service and Leadership
Patricia Fann Bouteneff

A Relationship to Be Emulated: The Maternal Kinship Between the Mother of God and Her Cousin Elizabeth
Dr. Carrie Frederick Frost

My Journey to Hospital Chaplaincy
Elizabeth Hawkins

Singing Praises: Music to Deepen Our Prayers
An interview with Dr. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis

"Do More Doing": The National Philoptochos Society's Hands-On Philanthropy
An interview with Maria Logus


Sibling Magic: A Golden Key
Parent Points – Rev. Fr. Chris Kerhulas

Made for One Another
Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc

Strength through Faith
Melissa K. Tsongranis

What's My Job?
Jennifer Moore

On Hearing Women's Voices of Faith and Service
Rev. Dr. Anton C. Vrame

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