A partial list of Saints who
women deacons / deaconesses
as found in the calendar of the Orthodox Church
These data were obtained from Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church, by Kyriaki Karodoyanes FitzGerald.
She provides many more details about most of these saints.
|Location||Name of Woman Deacon||Feast day|
|Alexandria||St. Domnika||January 8|
|Nyssa, Greece||St. Theosebia, wife of St. Gregory of Nyssa||January 10|
|Rome||St. Tatiana||January 12|
|Island of Kos||St. Xenia, the Merciful||January 24|
|Alexandria||St. Apollonia||February 9|
|Corinth||St. Priscilla||February 13|
|Nazianze, Greece||St. Gorgonia||February 23|
|Syria||St. Platonida||April 6|
|Rome||St. Tryphena||April 14|
|Persia||seven women deacon martyrs||May 16|
|Rome||St. Junia or Julia||May 17|
|Amnisa, Pontus||St. Macrina, the great teacher||July 19|
|Constantinople||St. Olympia||July 25|
|Constantinople||St. Irene of Chrysovalantou||July 28|
|Thyatira||St. Lydia||August 3|
|Nazianze, Greece||St. Nonna, wife of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nazianze||August 5|
|Gaul||St. Radegunde||August 13|
|Corinth, Greece||St. Phoebe||September 3|
|Padua||St. Justina||October 2|
|Antioch||St. Poplia Confessor of the Faith||October 9|
|Joppa, Syria||St. Tabitha||October 25|
|St. Susanna||December 15|
|Rome||St. Melania the Younger||December 31|
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