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diaconate

the office, sacramental status, or period of office of a deacon
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Reviving the permanent diaconate, a ministry in which deacons do not later become priests, was a hot topic at the Second Vatican Council.
So I think the biggest obstacle is inertia, and perhaps a misunderstanding of the diaconate and how women in the diaconate could further the objective need for greater evangelization.
In 1846, William Alfred Passavant, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, visited Kaiserswerth, where he became convinced that American churches should establish the same type of female diaconate he observed there.
The three areas of ministry priesthood, diaconate, lay ministry are not parallel lines that don't connect.
The vexed question of the ordination of women in the Catholic Church (1) has widespread and deep implications for ecumenical dialogue between and among churches that ordain women, either to the diaconate or to priesthood or to both.
Two separate, competent studies devote fourteen pages to the activity of women in the church; one details the more traditional Woman's Missionary Union and one focuses on the less familiar, yet significantly expanding, roles of women as members and leaders of church committees and the diaconate and as ordained members of the professional church staff.
He added: "The ordination to the diaconate of nine students from Maynooth College is a source of joy for the staff and students.
Boarding the riverboat Majestic, 400 people attended the first ordination in the United States of Roman Catholic women to the priesthood and diaconate.
A couple of friends of mine were ordained to the Diaconate this year.
Telling the intriguing story of Quander's diagnosis of diabetes shortly before his sixth birthday, and his dedicated and courageous pursuit to live a fulfilled and purposeful life, The Quander Quality is the inspirational and deeply personal history of how Quander eventually became on of the sixteen men ordained in the United States when the Permanent Diaconate was revived after an eight-hundred-year hiatus.
Ordination to the diaconate and the priesthood of homosexual men or men with homosexual tendencies is absolutely inadvisable and imprudent and, from the pastoral point of view, very risky.
Noel Meade's six-year-old came good in fine style when winning his maiden at Wexford, where he won with a great deal in hand when beating Diaconate by two-and-a-half lengths.