Noun(1) a Protestant layman who assists the minister(2) a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
(1) He was the first deacon when the First Congregational Church of Haverhill was organized in 1790, and in 1801 he was instrumental in securing a charter for the Haverhill Social Library.(2) In a member-led church, all of the members in the congregation generally elect the board or deacon members.(3) He studied theology at Cambridge University before being ordained as a deacon and priest in 1979.(4) A Baptist church deacon , he prays each day his stage four lung cancer won't take him.(5) Rachel T. Keeney is a seminary graduate and ordained deacon who currently ministers as a church secretary for a small urban congregation.(6) Being a deacon is really about serving the community, the people in your church.(7) In fact Watson has been ordained a deacon in 1856 and he took priest's orders two years later.(8) Rev Heath said DC Oake was: ├ö├ç├┐A fine Christian, a deacon , a worship leader and a prayer group leader at Poynton Baptist Church, Stockport.├ö├ç├û(9) Eddie will be gaining pastoral experience while he works in the parish and hopes to be ordained a deacon in December and a priest next summer.(10) In 1861, after some hesitation, he was ordained deacon in the Anglican Church but never chose to advance to full priesthood.(11) At the end of the communion service members give an alms offering to the deacon , the only time that offerings are collected in Amish services.(12) His eldest son John was ordained as deacon , serving as curate under his father at Llangeitho.(13) In 1984 he was ordained a Catholic deacon and is currently a member of the pastoral staff at St. Colman Parish.(14) The deacon found and served Christ in the poor, the hungry and thirsty, the stranger and the naked, the sick and imprisoned.(15) I remember many years ago attending the service when a friend was ordained as a deacon in her Episcopal church.(16) The bespoke-suited pillar of his community - he had been a deacon in his local Baptist church - was used to dealing with criminals and knew what the inside of a cell looked like.
(1) deacon :: diaken
1. priest ::
2. pastor ::
4. deacon ::
5. dean ::
6. shepherd ::
7. ministry ::
8. ordinary ::
9. parson ::
1. secular ::
Different Formsdeacon, deaconess, deaconesses, deacons
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