Are there deaconesses in The Orthodox Church today?

There are no known deaconesses in the Orthodox Church today, as the practice of having deaconesses gradually discontinued over the centuries. This does not mean that deaconesses are not allowed, or could not be appointed in future, but there has possibly not been a need or demand for their services any longer. The role of deaconesses in the Church was non-liturgical, meaning they did not administer any of the sacraments of the Church or perform the role of a priest. Their main role was to take care of the charitable work of the Church, to assist during the baptism of women, ministering to the martyrs in prison, and taking care of the widows and orphans. These were very important roles in the early church.