Persons in Communion: A Theology of Authentic RelationshipsKyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald
Theologian and psychologist Kyriaki FitzGerald explores the implications of Eastern Orthodox Trinitarian theology for human relationships. Drawing on the wisdomof the Church Fathers and her years of clinical experience as a therapist, she both explains the teachings of the Orthodox Church for a contemporary audience and presents a way for the reader to look deeply into his or her life and relationships so that they might be transformed.
The second part of the book presents the contemporary discussion on the role of women in the Orthodox Church, including the restoration of the order of women deacons. Here, she connects the ministries of women to the authenticity of relationships that women (and men) have and are called to have with the living God in the life of the Church.
Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald, M.Div., Ph.D. is an Orthodox theologian, author and licensed psychologist. Her publications include Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church: Called to Holiness and Mininstry, Orthodox Women Speak: Discerning the "Signs of the Times' (ed.), Encountering Women of Faith:St. Catherine's Vision Collection vol.1 (ed.), Living the Beatitudes:Perspectives From Orthodox Spirituality
(co-authored with her husband, Rev. Dr. Thomas FitzGerald). Dr. FitzGerald is the Founder and Coordinator of St.Catherine's Vision (www.orthodoxwomen.org), a working group of persons committed to studying and supporting the many ways women and men are called to serve within the life of the Church, today.