Deacon

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DEACON, Eccl. law. A minister or servant in the church whose office, in some churches, is to assist the priest in divine service, and the distribution of the sacrament.

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In many churches, diaconal ministers are engaged in the ministry that seems to be less needed or less valuable than the ministry of the word and sacrament.
She includes recent major developments: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America adding rostered diaconal ministers: the United Methodist Church dropping transitional deacons and adding ordained deacons; the Catholic and Anglican Churches continuing their revival of the permanent diaconate.
means pastors, diaconal ministers, deaconesses, and associates in
rostered ministries of diaconal minister, deaconess and associate in
MARGARET WILLIAMS, retired diaconal minister and member at Parkwood, Ottawa, died on June 9 at the age of 105.
LOIS KLEMPA, celebrated diaconal minister, prominent leader of the Women's Missionary Society and co-author of Certain Women Amazed Us, a historical account of the WMS, passed away May 19.
He is married to Tori, a diaconal minister and the education consultant for the synod.
A nominee could be a layperson, elder, diaconal minister, or minister of word and sacraments in the Presbyterian Church, Reid added.
Synod staff person; Full-time; Location: resident of Vancouver area; Qualifications: Minister or Diaconal Minister job description is available upon request);Contact Rev.
Synod staff person; Full-time; Location: resident of Vancouver area; Qualifications: Minister or Diaconal Minister (job description is available upon request); Contact Rev.