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

What is the life of a consecrated sister like?

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

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

\\What happened in the stainless Mary
when the fullness of the Godhead which was in Christ shone out through her,
that happens in every soul that leads by rule the virgin life.
No longer indeed does the Master come with bodily presence;
“Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh,
yet now we know Him thus no longer” (2 Cor 5:16),
but, spiritually, He dwells in us and brings His Father with Him
St. Gregory of Nyssa, On Virginity

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