By the grace of God, the beginning of the St. Mary and St. Phoebe Consecrated Sisters was in October 2006, when two sisters came from Egypt to serve in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States. Now, there are Consecrated Sisters serving in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee.

What is the life of a consecrated sister like?

Consecrated Sisters take 4 vowsPoverty, Chastity, Obedience (the 3 monastic vows), and Service. To read more about each vow, use the links below.

  1. Poverty 
  2. Chastity 
  3. Obedience 
  4. Service


St. Mary Magdalene
Hail to her who preached the resurrection of the Lord to the disciples; hail to her who was ordained a deaconess by the apostles.
(Doxology for St. Mary Magdalene)