, like priests, are ordained ministers, and as in the priesthood, must be men in today's Church.
Well, to begin with, historical documents--canons, liturgical texts and other writings--speak freely and regularly about women deacons
, not priests, "ordained" or "blessed." Facts are facts.
Examining Augustine's view of deacons
as assistants to bishops in the early church, Koet discusses the origin of the word diakonos: classical and biblical backgrounds; the diaconate in the ancient church: the origin of the term deacon
; Augustine, his ecclesiastical career, and his view on ministries; the deacon
as messenger; the deacon
as evangelist and preacher; and Augustine and the holy deacons
of the early church.
figure By PATRICK ALUSHULA Managerial gaffes in key business strategies have proved too costly for once-thriving fashion retailer Deacons
East Africa, exposing shareholders and creditors to a potential loss of Sh1.9 billion.This has forced the founder chief executive, with a stake in the same company, to jump out of the heeling ship, a little too late to put on a life jacket even as lenders deny the firm new lines of credit.
The problem, he said, was that they could not figure out how to ordain women as deacons
and not as priests.
South Africa's fashion brand, Mr Price, is set to take full ownership of all its local after buying out Deacons
franchise operations in East Africa that started in 2007.
Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will ordain 19 permanent deacons
at 10 a.m.
When the Association of Anglican Deacons
in Canada (AADC) held its triennial meeting July 27-30 in Victoria, B.C., the role of deacons
as ministers to those outside the church was front and centre, according to incoming AADC board president Canon Nancy Ford.
The Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) reported that 46% of the total global number of deacons
was found in the U.S.
It's the latest move in a line of progressive policies and statements for Pope Francis: The Vatican announced Tuesday the pope has set up a commission that will study the possibility of allowing women to become deacons
in the Catholic Church.
SIXTEEN new deacons
and priests are to be ordained at Coventry Cathedral this weekend.
Little did anyone expect that a Chicago Tribune story about Roman Catholic women deacons