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In the Christian faiths there are individuals that have been called to serve the church, but do not move into full ordination. This choice may be made due to not having a desire to complete formal education requirements, or a desire to serve in specific missions. These individuals apply to the church for the designation and are subject to the restrictions of clergy in many respects.
In Catholic religion the rule or job of a deacon is seems like a servant to assist the priest carefully, in order to pleased by the priests in order for him to be promoted to the next level to be a priest.
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a deacon is supposed to be a man of one wife. who knows how to run his family well.
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It would seem that, historically, Catholic deacons would have always been ministers of Holy Communion. For some centuries, as attested by Justin Martyr, Cyprian of Carthage and others, deacons were the only ministers of communion - even presbyters (priests) had to receive communion from the deacons …
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A deacon is the first of the major Orders: Deacon, Priest, and Bishop. Every priest is first ordained a deacon, usually the year before his ordination to the priesthood. Nowadays, there are permanent deacons who do not go on to the priesthood. A deacon, either the transitional deacon (the first) or …
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Deacons are called to serve. The very word "deacon" is taken from the Greek word diakonia, meaning service. However, exactly what a deacon does varies depending upon the needs of those he serves. Deacons have a number of roles and responsibilities within the liturgy or Mass. They include announcing…
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permanent and transitional are the two types of deacons
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Yes, they certainly can, since one of the qualifications for a deacon relates to the character of their wives. Some would go so far as to suggest it is a requirement that they be married, rather than a possibility.
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If by "witness" you mean act in their official position as a representative of the Catholic Church in witnessing a marriage, then certainly not. Firstly, a Catholic priest is the ordinary witness to a marriage, a deacon would only be fitting in extraordinary circumstances, which are not here present…
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I don't know how this is done among other denominations, but in the Southern Baptist Church, to which I have belonged for 56 years, when one moves to a new church and joins "by letter" his old "home church" sends the "letter" to his new church.
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"...up country and down city." Was the closing of his noon program. He closed his morning program with the noise of a farm gate slamming shut while he said" Grab it, slam it and we'll see you in the morning".
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As part of the Quorum Presidency, he will share duties concerning the welfare of the members of his Quorum and the duties of the Quorum. In the absence of the Quorum president, he will take the president's responsibilities.
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yes.
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I think they are elected. In the Roman Catholic Church there are two types of Deacons 1) Transitional Deacons, those men studying for the Priesthood are ordained to the "Major Order" (cleric) of diaconate. It is at this point that the promise of celibacy is received by the diocesan bishop or his…
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The Archdeacon, from the third century onwards was an appointed office, by the Bishop, to help him in the liturgical and administrative affairs of the diocese. Archdeacons were suppressed by the Council of Trent (1545-1563) and is now done by the Vicar General and the Vicars Forane in a diocese.
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Yes, deacons can perform marriage ceremonies with permission of the pastor. However, they could not say a wedding Mass. Only a priest can do that.
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Yes. Usually deacon is only a degree before priesthood, but you can be so called "permament deacon". Permament deacons can't do things that priests can - celebrate holy mass, confess, but can (but it's not obligatory) be married. Person that want to be married constsnt deacon should have at least 35…
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Saint Stephen (Proto-martyr)Saint Philip the EvangelistProchorusNicanorTimonParmenasNicholas
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If I understand the question correctly, you are asking if the Roman Catholic priesthood is the direct successor of Melchizedek, the first priest mentioned in the Bible. The answer is...not really. In Roman Catholic theology, Christian priests are often presented as being the successors of Old Testa…
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The pastor is a leader like a shepherd. Both the pastor and the deacons can bring recommendations to the congregation but usually the congregation votes on committees and recommendations by the committees. In the churches that I have seen the pastor has lots of influence but the deacons have the clo…
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In both Hebrew and Greek the word for Pastor means Shepard or caretaker, the word Deacon is not used until New Testament times and means minister or servant. The Pastor should be the leader and teacher and the Deacons are the ones who help the Pastor tend the "flock" by helping take care of the spir…
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British Mother & Moroccan Father
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In 2006, the Orthodox Church in Greece decided to restore the ancient order of deaconesses - women deacons. In this case, they are mostly nuns living in convents.
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I am a deacon in my church and don't wear anything special. Some churches may have their deacons wear a name tag or something else.
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The two types of deacons are transitional deacons who may be married, and then there are permanent deacons who may not marry
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A deacon is an ordained minister and a member of the hierarchy, who is ordained to the service of the bishop, rather than to priesthood. Deacons may be married or celibate, and are ordinarily at least 35 years of age before ordination. They serve in this ministry as a permanent vocation. Many also h…
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The two kinds of deacons (they are not really different "kinds") are transitional and permanent. A transitional deacon is a man who is ordained deacon while on his way to being ordained a priest, a permanent deacon remains a deacon. The later may be married when they are ordained. Neither may marry …
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In SBC church many of the trustees are the deacons.
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Yeah Adam Deacon was in Alig Indahouse but he had the smallest role and was on screen for about 15 seconds
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the bishop
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Not in the Catholic Church, in the Catholic Church, deacon is the first of the major Orders, all Orders, minor or major are reserved strictly to men. Answer / No. Deacon is a male term and so a female can not be a deacon. Steadfastly, a female may become a deaconess - Apostilic Constitutions.
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In many churches, the deacon is an ordained minister, and ordination always has a permanent character. The particular job or office the deacon is assigned, however, is not usually permanent.
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To serve the members of the local congregation in any way he can. Visiting the sick, caring for the elderly, widows, orphans, working within the church, planning the budget, and taking car of all church business.
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Wake Forest has only been to the Final Four one time, in 1962.
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I heard that girl from kidulthood I forgot her name in the movie she was that white girll gettyn drugs for sex
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A small amount but they get a free place but a limited amount of food.Or since deacons can get married you can decide to stay with your wifes job
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They are not accepted to  talk a homily during the  mass.Their vow of Holy Order is not banished and he is not allowed to take the sacrament of Matrimony.
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Caveat: This answer is from a Catholic perspective; other Christian denominations may have different theologies of the diaconate. Deacons are ordained ministers who proclaim the Gospel in the liturgy, baptize, preside over marriages and funerals, are ordinary ministers of Communion, and who may pre…
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According to the Code of Canon Law, candidates must ordinarily be 35 years of age to be ordained as deacons. Exceptions can be made: If approved by the local bishops' conference, a deacon who is celibate can be ordained at the age of 25. Seminarians may be ordained to the diaconate on a transit…
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Deacons are ordained to the ministry and service of the bishop (as opposed to being ordained to the priesthood). Their primary responsibility, then, is in assisting the bishop in the governance of the diocese. They are often involved in the administration of the Church's resources, with a special c…
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I Timothy 3:8-13/ Qualifications.
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For most Baptist churches, there are two offices: Pastors and deacons. Pastors often are selected from outside the congregation, whereas deacons are usually selected from within the congregation. Baptist congregations rely heavily on the biblical qualifications for deacons (1 Timothy 3) and on the …
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Each church congregation is autonomous and makes that determination themselves. The Bible says that a deacon should be monogamous. To some congregations this means yes a deacon must be married. To many it means to be and never divorced and remarried and to some it means married to one wife at a time…
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First Timothy, chapter three.
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Since the fourth century, it has been a discipline of the Church that ordained men could not be married after ordination, though they could be ordained if already married. This applied to all three orders (bishops, presbyters, deacons). While some orders have since been restricted to celibates (bis…
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Deacons cannot consecrate the Eucharist, hear confessions, or Anoint the Sick
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Yes they are. The amount they do depends upon each individual pastor.
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Deacon is the first of the Major Orders (Deacon, Priest, Bishop) in the Roman Catholic Church. There are two types of Deacons: 1) Transitional, who are only ordained, usually for a year, before they are ordained to the Priesthood, and 2) Permanent Deacons. Deacons perform weddings, baptisms, are Ord…
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Richard Deacon was born on May 14, 1921.
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Yes, over the left shoulder, resting diagonally from left to right.
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You might need to clarify a bit. If you mean he lied during a sermon that might need to be addressed with the Priest of that Parish. If though, he just lied to you or someone you know, he is human. Just as you and the Catholic Priest fall short so does he. Many people lie on occasion and hopefully t…
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Yes they have deacons.they are before becoming priest.The elders mostly we called the Bishops and the Pope.
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No, there are several churches that tack on the title 'Catholic' to their names but who are not in union with Rome and not true Catholic Churches. Examples: The Old Catholic Church, the American Catholic Church, the American Charismatic Catholic Church, etc. Some allow married clergy and female prie…
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The responsibilities of the chairman of the Deacon board is to schedule meetings and prepare the agendas. The chairman also conducts the meetings.
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Deacon is not a title associated with attorneys, but is a minister in Chrsitian churches. Esquire, usually abbreviated as "Esq." has become a courtesy title for those licensed to practice law, though it originally indicated the office of squire, just below knighthood. It is more common for attorney…
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Stephen the Protomartyr, Philip the Evangelist, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas.
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Deacons began about the year 33 AD, shortly after the death of Christ. Originally, seven were appointed by the apostles.
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The word, "diakonos," which is transliterated in our English Bibles, "deacon", means a simply a "servant." The New Testament gives examples of both "appointed" servants elected by the church to specific tasks and of "unelected" servants who served the Lord in a general sense in a local church. The n…
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The Twelve apostles chose Seven Greek men to oversee the distribution of Church resources (Acts 6), especially to the widows and orphans. Ostensibly, this meant a division of labor: preaching and prayer by the Twelve, community administration by the Seven. However, the only two of the Seven (Stephe…
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One who is responsible for all 'administrative' duties of the Church.
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Yes, they can.
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Yes and no. Baptists traditionally organize their churches as independent, or "autonomous", churches rather than part of a multi-church government. So that means that each church can decide for itself what rules and policies will be observed and followed. Because of this independence, many Baptist c…
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> Stephen, he's the leader> Philip> Nicanor> Timon> Nicolaus> Parmenas> Prochorus
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Some presbyterian churches have deacons.
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I know Baptist have them. A deacon is an elected official of the church but he is not the pastor. He does not usually preach but on occasion he may be asked to fill in and conduct a service.
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Deacons were the primary assistants to the bishop. The diocese was divided into (at first) seven diakoniae or deaconries. Each was headed by a senior deacon, with the assistance of a junior deacon (or subdeacon). These were responsible for the adminsitration of the Church's resources in that distric…
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deacons wear a Amice which is a piece of white linen cloth which is worn around the neck which is partly under the alb and also they wear a a alb which is a long white liturgical vestment with tapered sleeves and it symbolizes the innocence and purity and on special occasions they wear a stole
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In the Catholic faith, a deacon can perform a marriage but would be unable to celebrate the Mass that normally goes along with the wedding ceremony.
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The office of the Deacon outlined by Paul in 1 Timothy, has no counterpart. Perhaps you are asking about women in that office today known as Deaconess.
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No, there are no women deacons in a Baptist church, deacons must be the husband of one wife. 1 Timothy 3:12 (KJV) Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
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The first deacons were Stephen, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus.
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It is unknown what an 'ach' deacon is. Please provide a clearer question.
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No, a married man can be ordained to any of the Holy Orders with proper permission, but every man ordained takes a vow of chastity. In other words, a married man ordained to the diaconate could not remarry if his wife died. So, no, a man already ordained as a deacon is no longer eligible to be marri…
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This very much depends on your church. The word deacon is derived from the greek word that means servant (as in a waiter at a restaurant). This indicates that deacons are to serve the church. Churches get this idea from the argument in the church recorded in Acts 6. In this story, the apostles appo…
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Whether or not Catholic deacons get paid depends entirely on what their job is. A deacon in a parish may get paid depending on what he does for that parish. A deacon in a monastery would not be paid, any transitional deacon would be paid if and while he was working in a particular job, but would not…
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A deacon cannot celebrate a full Mass (meaning they cannot consecrate the bread and wine for a Mass), hear confessions, or anoint the sick. They can baptize, marry outside of Mass, and bless things and people. They can be married before they are ordained, but once they are ordained they cannot get…
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Effectively No. I am not a legal professional, but depending on the nature of your country's laws and the nature of the punishment, you might be committing a serious offense. If the punishment is physical, say a beating, you will be brought up on charges and possibly go to prison. If by discipline y…
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they do lots of different jobs throughout the church and these jobs are important and that makes a deacon important because of the jobs they do.
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No, I believe that, as of 2014, you must be at least 24 to be ordained a deacon, individual dioceses have different regulations as to the minimum age for a permanent deacon.
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No , that's Dappy . Lolol
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No, deacons are required to pay dues
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In my opinion, everybody should pay tithe.
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There were seven men chosen by the early Church as deacons.
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Paul describes the qualifications of deacons in 1 Timothy chapter 3.
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no, they just look similar, dappys real name is Costadinos Contostavlos
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Yes 3 step brothers
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As found at Catholicbook.com: The answer is Power of Orders. Deacons can baptize, preach, and give Holy Communion. The Apostles ordained the first deacons. The deacons were appointed by the Apostles to distribute alms and were consecrated by the laying on of hands accompanied by prayers (Acts 6:6).P…
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Roman is an epithet first commonly used in England after the protestant revolt to describe the Catholic Church. It is never used by the Catholic Church.. Yes, There have always been deacons in the Catholic Church. After the second Vatican Council, the order of Deacons was restored as a full time min…
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no they are chosen from the congragation
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He's Greek
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