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Antiochian Women

Ladies of St Nicholas:
A Sisterhood Serving Christ through Serving Others

Orthodox Icon of St Mary Magdalene, Equal to the ApostlesThe Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP as an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Its purpose is to develop a spirit of Christian leadership, awareness, and commitment; to foster a genuine expression of love and service through works of charity; and to instill a sense of fellowship and a deeper understanding of the heritage and traditions of the Orthodox Church.

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America brings the women of the Antiochian Archdiocese together for prayer, charitable works, and mutual support as we strive to fulfill our calling in Christ through serving others. The Antiochian Women are organized according to region, but come together for communication and collaboration through the North American Board (NAB), which consists of officers and delegates from each region. Back issues of DIAKONIA, a print newsletter that keeps the members of Antiochian Women inspired and informed, can also be found in PDF format.

We are encouraged by the words of His Grace Bishop JOSEPH who, when addressing the General Assembly once said: “When everyone left our Lord Jesus Christ alone on the cross, the women were there. Can you see how important the women are? You are the myrrh-bearing women.”

Antiochian Women Prayer

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

O Christ our God, we are all pledged to serve Thee with our whole being. Help us to continue to work for Thee through our Church without seeking praise, without seeking personal gain, without judging others, without a feeling that we have worked hard enough and now must allow ourselves rest. Give us strength to do what is right and help us to go on striving and to remember that activities are not the main thing in life. The most important thing is to have our hearts directed and attuned to Thee.