Kyra N. Krakos

KYRA KRAKOS {[email protected]} is an associate professor of biology and coordinator for the sustainability program at Maryville University, and a research associate at Missouri Botanical Garden. Kyra did her PhD at Wash￾ington University in St. Louis. She is a biodiversity fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative. Her lab focuses on the need to understand the dynamics of the natural world in a changing environment. She was Science Educator of the Year by the STL Academy of Science in 2016. She gave a TEDx Talk in 2015 called “Plants, People and Pollinators: A Love Story,” available to watch online. Kyra lives with her husband and three children in a home that is “very, very nerdy.”

The Order of Eve: A Matriarchal Priesthood

Articles/Essays – Volume 53, No. 1

Dialogue 53.1 (Spring 2020): 99–107
Elder Oaks clarified that priesthood is the authority and power of God. By extension, that must also be the authority and power of our Heavenly Mother. I decided to give it a name. Not the Order of Aaron, that great Old Testament wingman to Moses, or the Order of Melchizedek, mentor and life coach to Abraham, but the Order of Eve, a matriarchal priesthood, in honor of the mother of all living.

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