Within conservative forms of Christianity, such as Eastern Orthodoxy, women’s roles have historically been monitored and minimized, with institutional hierarchs silencing the voices of women and members of the LGBT community. What does it mean to be a female in a church that historically refuses to acknowledge her equality? Through anthropological study and ethnographic filmmaking, this project will show how Orthodox women on all sides of the issue seek agency in an institution that excludes them access to its holiest rites and practices; raising questions about female autonomy, the gendering of holiness, and religious purity, this research explores what happens to the socio-theological structures of communities when grassroots initiatives, which are seen as synonymous with modernity, challenge deep set notions of who can be a priest. How will conservative Christianity be transformed by women who are leading the way to create a new status quo in the Orthodox Church, one that focuses on inclusivity and intersectionality? How will women who agree with the Church view the work of their sisters?