Deacons

Deacons are members of one of three distinct orders of ordained ministry (with bishops and presbyters).

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February 9, 2015

Coal Country preschoolers take part in a field trip led by Beth Garner, an education specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources, to Prince Gallitzin State Park. Photo: Lynette Wilson/ENS

[Episcopal News Service – Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania] Against the low-...

August 18, 2011

By: Episcopal Young Adult and Campus Ministries

by Jason Sierra

Three years ago this Pentecost I found myself worshipping at an open-air church on the Garden Island of Hawaii: Kauai. I had flown down to interview for the position of youth and young adult minister at one of two Episcopal Churches on the island. I was 25. As it was a...

June 19, 2009

Sister and friends gathered in the chapel of the Community of the Transfiguration, Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 18 to celebrate Sister Priscilla Jean Wright's forty-five years of service in the diaconate. She is believed to be the last deaconess in the United States serving as a deacon today. Her...

April 25, 2008

General Theological Seminary (GTS) will be offering three continuing education courses focused on enhancing the ministry of deacons. Following a survey of the continuing education needs of deacons serving in a number of dioceses, GTS has begun a new series of one-day courses specifically...

June 25, 2007

Deacons are called to be the "nags of the church," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the biennial Conference of the North American Association for the Diaconate (NAAD) on June 22 at their meeting in Seattle. Reflecting the Conference theme, "Being There, Mission for a New...

June 5, 2007

"I wish to promote the vocation of deacon for the Diocese of North Dakota."

With these words, spoken shortly after his consecration as 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota in May 2004, the Rt. Rev. Michael Smith set the wheels in motion for a North Dakota School of...

June 5, 2007

Opportunities for continuing education, fresh ideas for ministry, and networking to expand the vision for mission in the new millennium are the backdrop for the 2007 Conference of the North American Association for the Diaconate (NAAD).

The NAAD is an organization in the Episcopal Church...

February 12, 2007

Following a historic opening worship service for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas' 158th annual Council meeting February 9, at which the diocese’s first permanent deacons were ordained, Bishop Don Wimberly called the diocese to continued growth and a focus on the Millennium Development Goals (...

May 28, 2003

News stories that have appeared with suggestions that the Diocese of Sydney is about to commence the practice of lay and diaconal presidency are incorrect.

A committee report will be debated at the June meeting of the diocesan Standing Committee. The report contains the suggestion that...

September 12, 2002

Deacons from around the country gathered at the School for Deacons, headquartered at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, in late August to learn how to help each other, and their congregations, to live out their baptismal ministry.

Workshops centered on...

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