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(Greek: diakonos, minister)

The highest of those in major orders but the lowest in rank of the hierarchical orders instituted by Christ. The Roman Pontifical states his duties thus: to minister to the altar, to baptize, to preach. The diaconate is of divine institution (Trent, session 23, canon 6). In the Catholic Church it is a sacrament.

see also:

  • archdeacon - New Catholic Dictionary
  • deacon - Catholic Encyclopedia
  • deaconess - New Catholic Dictionary
  • patrons - Patron Saints Index

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Entry for 'Deacon'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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