Encountering Women of Faith Book Series


Saint Catherine's Vision has collaboratively written the books Encountering Women of Faith: Volumes 1, 2, & newly released Volume 3 created, developed, and edited by Dr. Presvytera Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, Co-founder and Executive Director of SCV.  Written by a group of diverse, faithful Orthodox Christian women, each chapter has something interesting to teach and special to share about the many ways women and men have followed Christ through the ages.



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 Encountering Women of Faith, Volume 3


Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV) joyfully announces the launch of our newest publication in the thought-provoking Encountering Women of Faith book series.  Encountering Women of Faith: The Saint Catherine’s Vision Collection, Volume III provides a rich tapestry of witness from the lives of holy women throughout Christian history. Collaboratively written to both spiritually inspire and academically inform, this book includes much information for the first time in English. The diversity of authors’ voices offers something for everyone. Together, their united witness encourages us all to more courageously “hear the word of God and keep it.” (Luke 11:28)

Every chapter of this book is the result of the authors’ penetrating research, as well as personal spiritual engagement with the women saints being studied. In addition, each chapter includes questions for further personal reflection or group discussion.  The results of this collaboration bring vividly to life a number of well-known and lesser-known women saints.  The diversity of saints and authors’ study approaches together corroborate with great clarity how “God is wondrous among His saints!”  The saints and co-authors of this volume are:

Foreword: God is Wondrous in His Saints, H.E. Metropolitan Methodios of Boston

Introduction: Eleos, the Compassion of God, Evangelia Amiridou

The Myrrh-Bearing Women, Vera Proctor

St. Fotini-the “Woman at the Well”, Despina D. Prassas  

St. Sarah-Martyria, Donna Rizk Asdourian

St. Marina the Monk, Fr. Anthony S. Tandilyan

St. Xenia of Rome, Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald

St. Kassiani, Susan Arida

St. Sophia of Thrace, Kellie Tandilyan

St. Ingegard-Anna of Novgorod, Mother Nectaria McLees

St. Theodora of Silah, Iulia Corduneanu Curtright

St. Elizabeth Feodorovna, Nikki Stournaras

St. Maria (Skobtsova) of Paris, Maria Drossos


Watch the full video of the book release presentation and signing for Encountering Women of Faith Volume III hosted by the Holy Cross Bookstore at Hellenic College Holy Cross from May 14, 2019.Click HERE for pictures!