Welcome

Please excuse our appearance: we are redecorating.

By, for, and about Orthodox women,
in the service of Christ.

 

OUR VISION

 

 

 

 

We are Orthodox Christian

women dedicated to raising up

one another’s gifts for our own

salvation and the well-being

of the whole Church.

Kordis Keno Mnimeio

Trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Coptic women saints icon, square

Support for one another.

Santorini Theotokos ceiling fresco

Speaking with truth and grace in Christian love.

SVS Kandili

Service to enhance the life of the Church.

Girls in Jerusalem with red doors

Advocacy for increasing women’s leadership in the Church.

Prosphora Stamps, breadbaking at Emmaus House, Harlem NYC

Building community in every way possible.

 

Here's where we'll be posting more about events and activities.  

In the meantime, join us at some of our mini meet-ups around the country.

We look forward to getting to know each other!

Women with cross tattoos
Syriac Crucifixion illumination

“It is finished”.   John 19:30

The word “finished” here is translated from the Greek word telos which means accomplished, mission or goal achieved. After the Fall God sent us the Law, the Prophets and the inspired thing words of Scripture.  Then he sent us his Son who brought us the good news, taught us how to live, and went on to destroy death.  

Holy Friday veneration

 

From Holy Week 2020.

When I wrote my thesis for my MDiv degree at St. Vladimir’s I chose Holy Friday Vespers: the development of a new service and icon in the 11th-12th – 13th centuries.  At this time of distancing during the Corona virus pandemic, I don’t know whether our churches will be open again, and whether we will be able to attend that most beautiful of Passion Liturgies. So, I decided to revisit my thesis and write a condensed blog about it.

Crucifixion by Andreas Pavias

“Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” John. (Luke 23: 46)

“Having said that he breathed his last.”   A psalm again--Psalm 31:5--a cry reaching out to God from extreme pain and loss, ceding all will and power to God, “deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.”   

The Psalm continues:

“My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; / my strength fails because of my affliction, / and my bones grow weak.

Who but God will bring release, comfort, salvation, relief?  And these words come from deep within Jesus’s soul, from deep in his history, from ancient Scripture.