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Synonyms for deacon

a Protestant layman who assists the minister

a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches

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deacon candidates and applicants to a diaconate formation program in a U.
McManus has suspended the program after a review was recommended by Deacon Anthony Surozenski, the director of the Office of the Diaconate.
McManimon, who started the permanent diaconate program in Trenton, asked him to consider the ministry, Donadieu asked McManimon what the difference was between an active layperson and a deacon.
Moreover, according to Tilley, high unemployment may be another factor, leading men to consider a "broader variety of vocations such as volunteer service, including a call to the diaconate.
com or call the Office of Diaconate at (508) 929-4335.
We have this misunderstanding that the diaconate is only a step on the way to priesthood," she says.
It is a detailed and erudite historical analysis of the ordination of women to the diaconate in the East.
According to Schubert, he was dropped from the diaconate after enrolling in six months of classes.
The Pension and Benefits Board serves the Presbyterian Church family by managing the pensions of ministers, members of the diaconate and staff of various church institutions.
However, the doors still remain closed to women in decision-making roles like the diaconate and priesthood.
Judy was an active and devoted member of Park Congregational Church in Worcester, having sung in the church choir and served as Chair of the Diaconate for several years.
The measures include ordaining married men, inviting back priests who left the parish previously to get married and ordain women to the diaconate.
Deacon Bill walks the reader through a brief history of how and why the permanent diaconate was restored by Vatican II.
Silesian Diaconate is the largest regional provider of social services in the Moravian-Silesian Region and therefore the project is based on years of experience in the organization and implementation of quality education.
The seminar is just what it sounds like--a chance for worldwide discussion about restoring women to the ordained diaconate in the Catholic Church.