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« on: Today at 10:46:31 AM »

I know that in ROCOR, the Lay Reader is an ordained position, and that they will read the Epistle during the Liturgy Service. Are there any Orthodox Churces (Antiochian, Serbian, Oriental, etc) that allow, lets say, a very old woman to read the Epistle?
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« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:44:04 AM »

I've seen younger women, usually in their late 30s early 40s, read the epistle in an Antiochian parish.

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« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:46:17 PM »

I think any jurisdiction will allow a woman to read the epistle in the absence of tonsured male readers, however, men who are altar servers are usually preferred. This varies on a parish-by-parish basis.
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