Lecture: Deaconesses Past, Present and Future by Protodeacon Patrick Mitchell
Holy Trinity Seminary, Seminary Hall
Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville, NY, in Seminary Hall
When: Monday, October 23, 5:00 pm
Some Orthodox Christians today are trying to re-institute the ancient Church order of “deaconesses,” despite the uneven history of that female office in the Church, as well as that of the male diaconate. Protodeacon Patrick Mitchell surveys the Church’s early experience of both...