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« on: May 20, 2009, 07:58:25 PM »

I'm sure this topic has been hashed before, but I'd like to point out something I read on OrthodoxWiki. Here's the quote and the link:

"Women are called to the priesthood—we know this, we see this. Women leave churches that don't ordain women if they must have that call fulfilled."

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Ordination_of_women

Now this seems to be a ridiculous argument to me. So, you're called to the priesthood, but if the church won't ordain you, you leave? It might just be me, but I don't think the Lord would move you to leave His True church. Personally, I don't think we should allow females to serve. It's not our Holy Tradition, and it's not needed. The biggest need for deaconesses was because it was improper for priests to touch women. That's not really an issue anymore. Nobody gasps in shock when a priest baptizes a little naked female baby. So let's discuss...

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I thought this was the right forum. It's liturgically related...
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 08:05:06 PM »

Thanks for reopening one of the biggest cans of worms this forum has seen. Wink  The thread at the other end of this link says it all:  Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 09:59:42 PM »

I'm sure this topic has been hashed before, but I'd like to point out something I read on OrthodoxWiki. Here's the quote and the link:

"Women are called to the priesthood—we know this, we see this. Women leave churches that don't ordain women if they must have that call fulfilled."

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Ordination_of_women

Now this seems to be a ridiculous argument to me. So, you're called to the priesthood, but if the church won't ordain you, you leave? It might just be me, but I don't think the Lord would move you to leave His True church. Personally, I don't think we should allow females to serve. It's not our Holy Tradition, and it's not needed. The biggest need for deaconesses was because it was improper for priests to touch women. That's not really an issue anymore. Nobody gasps in shock when a priest baptizes a little naked female baby. So let's discuss...

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I thought this was the right forum. It's liturgically related...

I remember a debate about this in the 80's: the women priestess said of her opponent that she had a calling as much as he.  He replied "Many are called but few are chosen."
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 10:18:46 PM »

Please direct all discussion to the long running thread on this topic found here http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8894.0.html

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