WOMEN OF THE CHURCH: FAITH, SERVICE, AND LEADERSHIP by Donna Rizk Asdourian, Ann Bezzerides, Patricia Fann Bouteneff, Tamara Grdzelidze, and Sister Vassa (Larin)

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Orthodoxy in Dialogue is pleased to share the video, Women of the Church: Faith, Service, and Leadership, in collaboration with the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University. This reflects our ongoing commitment to welcome a wide diversity of voices on virtually every important topic facing the Orthodox Church in the 21st century.

This event took place on October 9, 2018 at the E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center, Fordham University, New York City. It featured the following panelists and moderator:

Donna Rizk Asdourian, PhD
Fellow, Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University

Ann Bezzerides, PhD
Director of the Office of Vocation and
Ministry, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Tamara Grdzelidze, PhD
Ambassador of the Republic of Georgia to the Holy See

Sister Vassa Larin, PhD
Host, Coffee with Sister Vassa Podcast
Member, Commissions of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church
(Commissions on Canon Law and on Liturgy and Church Art)

Moderator
Patricia Fann Bouteneff, DPhil
Director, Pan-Orthodox Women’s Network

The published description of the event reads as follows:

A Panel Discussion Hosted by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University

Although it is often forgotten in the modern world, women played essential roles in the earliest Christian community. Jesus, the Twelve Apostles, and several early saints of the church relied upon women to serve, minister, and evangelize.

What are some of the roles that women are performing today in the Orthodox Christian Church? Join us for a panel session, “Women of the Church: Faith, Service, and Leadership,” featuring four highly accomplished women from distinctive national, cultural, and professional contexts who will discuss their experience in and commitment to the Orthodox Christian Church.

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