Antiochian Women

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Women of North America was founded in 1973 through the vision of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba) of Thrice-Blessed Memory. Today, it is an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese and is led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph.

Women of St. Anthony’s joined the organization on March 4, 2012. Our Antiochian Women Organization (AWO) brings us together for prayer, charitable works, and mutual support as we strive to fulfill our calling in Christ to serve others. This goal gives us our motto:

“A Sisterhood Serving Christ Through Serving Others.”


His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph 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 myrrhbearing women!”

We welcome women from the ages of 19 to 99, and urge you to join us in our ministry, remembering that EVERY woman in the Antiochian Archdiocese is an “Antiochian Woman”!

AWO of St. Anthony the Great officers:

President               Yuliya Gabbasova
Vice-President     Stephanie Enstice
Treasurer              Peri Kiros         
Secretary               Patricia Smith 


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