Women Deacons / Deaconesses
we know by name
During the first millennium tens of
thousands of women served as ordained deacons
especially in the
Greek-speaking part of the Catholic Church.
Maps of main regions with detailed information about the women deacons:
Alphabetical list of known women deacons
with links to each of them
This website is maintained by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research.
The Institute is known for issuing academic reports and statements on relevant issues in the Church. These have included scholars' declarations on the need of collegiality in the exercise of church authority, on the ethics of using contraceptives in marriage and the urgency of re-instating the sacramental diaconate of women.
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