By Leonie B. Liveris
This publication explores the suffering genesis of a women's flow within the Orthodox Church during the ecumenical flow of the 20 th century at a time whilst militant conservatism is rising in Orthodox nations and fundamentalism within the diaspora. delivering an realizing of the participation of ladies within the Orthodox Church, rather throughout the fifty years of the club of the Orthodox church buildings on the earth Council of church buildings, this e-book contributes to the continued debates and feminist research of women's participation, ministry and sexuality within the existence and perform of the Church common. The e-book finds either the optimistic contributions to ecumenism and the problems confronting Orthodox ladies wishing to take part extra totally within the management and ministry in their church.
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86 Not all the Orthodox churches joined the World Council of Churches in 1948. However among the respondents were the churches of Greece, Egypt and Palestine, the Russian Orthodox community in Paris, the Coptic Church of Egypt and the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Lebanon. Orthodox women who responded for the first time to the initial questionnaire expressed a realistic description of their situation as women in the ancient churches. 87 Among the women of the Orthodox church were those who were not promoted as leaders by their hierarchs, but who instead were leaders in ecumenical women’s organizations in their own country on their own initiative.
As a result of the positive acceptance of the 1947 study and the ongoing work of the Commission, a new department on the Cooperation of Men and Women in Church and Society was established. 93 The Commission redefined its aims, functions and composition of the new department, recommending the appointment of a male to the staff, and suggesting that a man should be designated the next chairperson. With the exception of Sarah Chakko (see p. 38), Orthodox women were not involved as staff members, nor for some years did they participate in any of the various consultations organized by the department.
94. 16 Ancient Taboos and Gender Prejudice nineteenth century, particularly in America and England. While women scholars, mainly in the Anglican, Protestant and Reform churches, were critical of patriarchy and male authority in the Church and society, the majority of Orthodox churches were still recovering from 400 years of Ottoman oppression in lands beset by poverty, illiteracy and power struggles by the elite in Church and state to pay any attention to revolutionary words from the West. The Protestant churches experienced many examples of feminist action from the mid-nineteenth century when evangelical women joined the anti-slavery movements.