Women

First International Women’s Orthodox Conference (in London) For men and women: a Sneak Peak – with photos!

First International Women’s Orthodox Conference (in London)  For men and women:  a Sneak Peak – with photos!

  Under the auspices of His Holiness Patriarch Tawadross II September 11-13, 2015: London, UK Orthodox Women’s Ministry – a new lay movement in the Orthodox Church blessed by His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II, just launched its first international conference – focusing on Women’s Role in the Church: Yesterday and Today for Tomorrow. Although the theme was in fact on women’s role in the Church (past, present and future), the underlying theme of all the talks encompassed all people in the Ecclesia at large – men, women, children, youth, and all members of the clergy, and thanks be to the...

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“Women and Men in the Sacramental Life of the Church” by Metropolitan Timothy Ware

“Women and Men in the Sacramental Life of the Church” by Metropolitan Timothy Ware

This is a brief excerpt from a lecture by great theologian and scholar of the Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Ware (author of many books and articles, including well-known book, “The Orthodox Way”). The lecture was delivered at the OTRF (Orthodox Theological Research Forum: https://otrf123.wordpress.com) Conference on “Inspiration through Time: Women’s Ministries in the Orthodox Church” in England on September 8th, 2014  For full audio lecture, please email me at donnamrizk@gmail.com Below is a transcription (as said by Metropolitan Ware himself) of parts of his lecture (unless noted everything is from him). ———————————- Are women and men treated differently in...

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“Churching of Women” and Baptism 40/80 days

“Churching of Women” and Baptism 40/80 days

This is my second blog request (delayed – I apologise to that reader!) It also coincides with my blog on ‘Women and Communion’ written last year- which can be found here: http://learnpraylove.com/women-and-communion/ “Those therefore who do not obey Him, that He may lighten and deliver them from the bonds of the Old Law, obey not God, who has called them to come forth unto release and rest and refreshment; and they bind themselves with the heavy burdens of the Old Law, which are of no avail.” (Didascalia, Ch. 26, Teaching of the Apostles, 3rd c) (This blog is quite long...

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Women and Communion

Women and Communion

What is the REAL reason women can’t take communion? A Biblical, Historical, Patristic, and Theological Approach “What God has cleansed you shall not call common or unclean” (Acts 10:15) *For Arabic translation click here* (*This blog has also been newly-published in the book “Women and Communion” (in Arabic) by St. Macarius Monastery (2016) – found also here among other great articles on the topic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1l-Zo1ib-71ZjRYLU9nVDN0cmc/view ) Yes, I went there. Call me a feminist, a rebel – whatever – I’d like to consider myself a thinker and a researcher. Hopefully a theologian too. I think this subject is vast –...

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I'm an ever-learning student, who wishes to share what I've experienced and been taught throughout the years -- whether through personal experience and/or my academia in theology. I hope to inspire others to learn more about life, God, and for each one to find their desired purpose and calling in this world.