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Are deaconesses actually recognized by the Coptic Orthodox Church?
Saint Mary, being human is the highest of all humans (excluding Jesus, since His "divinity parted not from His humanity", so although He was completely in human form, He is still God and above ALL). She is even above the Cherubim and Seraphim; she is Second in Heaven. She is The Second Heaven (ask me to explain if anyone doesn't understand). No other human has been able to attain such a rank as she was able to attain, and she is female. Not even David the king, whose heart God compared to His own, nor Saints John the Baptist or Beloved attained a rank as high as Saint Mary's. Think about that.
Some may say that Jesus came in the form of a male, so males are higher. Although this is probably not the only reason why Jesus came as a male, it is still valid: If He had come as a female, do you think that anyone of that time period would have listened to Him?