Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos is Professor of Canon Law, Emeritus and Former Director of Field Education at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.  He serves as Consultant on Canonical Affairs to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and other Orthodox Jurisdictions.  He has been a member of the Orthodox – Roman Catholic Bilateral Consultation in North America and engaged in many other ecumenical activities as well.  Besides numerous articles in Canon Law, he has edited the volumes Icon and Kingdom (1993) and Council in Trullo (1995) of the Greek Orthodox Theological Review.  He is also the author of Primacy and Conciliarity (1995), Spiritual Dimensions of the Holy Canons (2003) and A Noble Task (2007).



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In celebration of its
20th year
publication anniversary,

Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the "Signs of the Times"

is now available FREE


This book offers a penetrating introduction to vital themes related to the participation of women in the life of the Church.

Published in 1999, this book is the product of ground-breaking, officially sponsored, international Orthodox Women’s Conferences that took place in Damascus, Syria (1996) and Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey (1997). 





"Let us praise Catherine the radiant bride of Christ, guardian of Sinai, our helper and supporter. By the power of the Spirit, she silenced the arrogance of the ungodly. Crowned as a martyr, she now implores great mercy for all."