A few more resources:
article.H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
of Antioch's take on the subject.
An Eastern Orthodox article which identifies the reinstitution of the order of the deaconess as a part of the feminist agenda
A google book called The Deaconess Movement in the Russian Orthodox Church, 1860-1917
by Elizabeth N. Grygo.
And finally a report by H.G. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Meletius
(presently of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church) after ordaining deaconesses in what he describes as the Antiochian Church of the USA. Just to clear up any confusion, I believe that at the time he wrote the article, His Grace was still under obedience to H.H. Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka, and so by "Antiochian" here he intends the Oriental Orthodox Syriac Church in the USA. (Mor or someone else please correct me if I'm wrong).
Finally, I have an excellent and scholarly audio lecture on the subject by Elaine Hanna of the (EO) Antiochian Orthodox Church, but it's on cassette (yes, I'm getting up there) and I can't run it down on youtube or anywhere at present. If anyone is interested, the details on this piece are:
Hanna, Elaine (recorded lecture), "Women and the Diaconate" (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, Crestwood, NY, 1991)