What is deacon?

  • (noun): A cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders.
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Deacon is a ministry in the Christian Church that is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. In many traditions the "diaconate", the term for a deacon's office, is a clerical office; in others it is for laity.

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Thomas Russ Deacon
... Thomas Russ Deacon (3 January 1865 - 30 May 1955) was a Canadian politician, the 24th Mayor of Winnipeg in 1913 and 1914 ... Deacon was born in Perth, Canada West ... North Bay, Ontario and on gold mining in Rat Portage, Deacon moved to Winnipeg in 1902 and by 1906 joined the city's council ...
Strange Journey Volume One - Track Listing
... Producer Performers 1 "Departure" Kno (Interlude) 2 "Nothing But Strangeness" Kno Deacon the Villain, Natti, Looptroop Rockers, Hilltop Hoods 3 "Lynguistics (Live in Stockholm)" Kno Kno, Deacon ... DeVille, Fischscales, Young Chu, Sheisty Khrist 13 "Don't Leave (When Winter Comes)" Kno Deacon the Villain, Slug, Natti 14 "The Distance" Kno Tonedeff 15 "Broken Van (Thinking of You)" Kno Deacon the ...
Little Litany
... The Little Litany is composed of only three petitions, chanted by the deacon (if there is no deacon, the priest says his parts) ... is a prayer which is said silently by the priest while the litany is being recited Deacon Again and again in peace let us pray to the Lord ... Deacon Help us, save us, have mercy on us, and keep us, O God, by Thy grace ...
Stone Cold Queen: A Tribute - Track Listing
... Stone Cold Crazy (Robin Zander) - 338 - Mercury, May, Deacon, Taylor Play the Game (Mickey Thomas) - 457 - Mercury Fat Bottomed Girls (Joe Lynn ...
Deacon, Indiana - Geography
... Deacon is located at 40°38′02″N 86°19′02″W / 40.63389°N 86.31722°W / 40.63389 -86.31722 ...

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    In a Kelton church, when a heated argument once began at morning services, a devout old deacon arose from his seat in the ‘amen corner’ and announced he was going to do for the church what the devil had never done—leave it.
    —Administration in the State of Sout, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Deacon King was tried for violating the Sabbath, and so hot was the debate that it was referred to the church council, which ultimately decided, after long and grave debate, that the deacon had committed a ‘work of necessity and mercy.’
    —For the State of Massachusetts, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)