1910 New Catholic Dictionary
(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.
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Entry for 'Deacon'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/d/deacon.html. 1910.