Woman Of The Week Listing

Mireille WOW 1

Our Woman of the Week is Mireille Mishriky, who has written a series of children’s books about superheroes based on the fruits of the Holy Spirit. She has also written a play and, pre-COVID, was working on a type of vacation bible school based on her book series. We asked her to tell you about herself:

"’Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. And He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”’ (Luke 8:47-48)

Emahoy WOW 1a

Our Woman of the Week is Eme Menet Emahoy Woletta Sellassie Black, nominated for her work as abbess of Kidane Mehret Kidane Selam (Covenant of Mercy Covenant of Peace) Hermitage and Monastery. You see her at her monastery and with the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria. We asked her to tell you about herself:

Christine A-K WOW 1a

Our first Woman of the Week of this new Church year is Christine Altinis-Kiraz. Christine was nominated for the role she played in founding the Suryoyto Women's Committee, which provides daylong retreats for women, to support them in expanding their roles in their church communities, in the service of Christ, and help impart them impart a strong Christian ethic to future generations. We asked her to tell you about herself. 

Mother Katherine WOW 1

Mother Katherine Weston is our Woman of the Week. She was nominated for her work in racial reconciliation, her leadership of her monastery and of the Fellowship of St. Moses the Black, her iconography and writing, and her work as a psychotherapist. You can see her here with with three reliquary icons she painted for the monastery, holding an icon she restored. We asked Mother Katherine how she came into the Church:

St. Marina the Monk

One of  the things that we see with our Woman of the Week series is the wide variety of ways we live out our Orthodoxy. You can find that same phenomenon among saints, too. This week we thought we’d take a look at some holy women whose lives might surprise you.