A hystorical excursus: women ministries in early Church; disputed traces of women presbyteral ministry; women diaconal ministry, and differences in ordination rite and functions for deaconesses and deacons of Byzantine Church. The value of person and reciprocity asks today for identical ordination rite and functions of deaconesses and deacons. The analysis of hypothetical possibility of women presbyteral ordination: belief in women subordination; spousal symbol; Mary; woman and person; reciprocity; incarnation of the Word; impossibility of women presbyteral vocation; value of doctrines; sacramental sign and substance of a sacrament. A prayer for women presbyteral ordination is proposed.
Cloe Taddei-Ferretti: Formerly researcher in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the National Research Council of Italy. Doctorate in Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy.