Presentations

Select Presentations:

“Why Now?” at Reviving the Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church: Has the Time Come? presented by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at St. Sophia, Sts. Faith, Hope & Agape Greek Orthodox Church, Fr. John A. Limberakis Cultural Center in Jeffersonville, Pennsylvania.

” ‘Without Corruption You Gave Birth to God the Word’: How We Understand Mary’s Virginity During Childbirth,” International Orthodox Theological Association Inaugural Conference in Iasi, Romania, January, 2019.

“Purifying the Churching Prayers: Reconciling the Post-Childbirth Prayers with the Church’s Theology of the Body,” New Directions in Orthodox Ministry Conference, Oslo Coalition, December 14, 2018.

“Why Ordination?” and “Why Now?” at The Call to Revive the Female Diaconate: Thirty Years After RhodesSt. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess Conference at Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview (Chicago), IL, November 3, 2018

“The Very Hour of Giving Birth” or “The Fortieth Day”: When Are Mothers Welcome Back to Church After Childbirth and Why?”, Orthodox Theological Society in America at Holy Cross Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, October 18, 2018.

Book Panel on The Orthodox Reality by Vigen Guroian, Orthodox Theological Society in America at Holy Cross Hellenic College in Brookline, MA, October 18, 2018.

“Motherhood & Orthodox Theology,” on Family Matters with Father Alex Goussetis, Ancient Faith Radio, June 5, 2018.

“On Motherhood, the Church, and Orthodox Theology,” on Come Receive the Light with Fr. Chris Metropulos, Orthodox Christian Network, May 29, 2018.

“Introducing: The Reception of the Holy and Great Council: Reflections of Orthodox Christian Women,” at Leadership 100’s 27th Annual Conference, Miami Florida.

“Workers in the Vineyard: The Resiliency of Lay Laborers,” Panel Discussion at Orthodox Christian Association of Medical, Psychology, and Religion, November 4, 2017.

“The Royal Priesthood: A Call to Engage the Clergy and the Laity,” St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate in the Orthodox Church Conference, October 7, 2017.

“Deaconesses in the Orthodox Church in Africa,” Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio, May 21, 2017.

“The Depiction of Motherhood in Orthodox Iconography,” Detroit’s Own Orthodox Radio, November 6, 2016, program 76.

“Accept Their Crowns into Your Kingdom: An Orthodox Christian Understanding of Marriage,” Huffington Ecumenical Symposium on Christian Family Life and the Challenges of Faithfulness, 2016.

“Pastoral Care of Perinatal and Infant Loss: The Importance of Rites,” Orthodox Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion Conference, 2016.

“Women in the Orthodox Church,” Saint Sophia Orthodox Church, Bellingham, Washington, 2015.

“John Chrysostom on Women and Mothers,” Saint Anselm Institute “Doctors of the Church Series,” University of Virginia, 2014.

“Women, Mothers, Children, and the Church,” Presentation to 20th Regular Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, 2013.

“The Time Has Come: The Why and the How of Bringing Change to the Postpartum Rites of the Orthodox Church,” The Sophia Institute Conference, 2013.

“A Theological Vision of Motherhood,” Women Disciples of the Lord Conference, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, 2011.

“Searching for Mothers in the Fathers,” The Sophia Institute Conference, 2009.