RE: Female Priests
As someone of the female gender I do not myself feel called to the priesthood because I am at times a shrinking violet and at other times have a more dramatic and theatrical personality, called to explore the human condition via literature,art, and drama. I have also been involved in interfaith dialogue. I would question whether there is any vocation specific to any gender, though I accept that Orthodox priesthood like an old glacier flows in a male direction. I cannot accept arguments from Genesis about roles and vocations, though of course there are people of female gender and of male gender. The question of vocation and gender needs more exploration but there is a lot of crossover between genders in skills, qualities and general drive and abilities. Cerys.