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Published by Alba House in Staten Island, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Deacons -- History.

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Bibliography: p. 137-139.

Statement[by] Edward P. Echlin.
LC ClassificationsBV680 .E25
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 139 p.
Number of Pages139
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5222056M
ISBN 100818902132
LC Control Number75158571

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This book outlines the lifetime of service a Deacon should offer their church. It reinforces how we are to support our Pastor and the people in the church. Being a Deacon is not simply another title, it's a way of living a servant's life in church/5(50). By John McKinley. In part 1 of this series of posts on the office of deacon, I briefly presented support for reading 1 Timothy as best understood to refer to woman deacons, not wives of male deacons. Additionally to that exegetical and historical evidence, I observe that the only person identified with anything close to the title of deacon in the Bible is a woman, Phoebe, a diakonos of Author: The Good Book Blog.   Question: "What are the responsibilities of deacons in the church?" Answer: In the New Testament, the word usually translated "serve" is the Greek word diakoneo, which literally means "through the dirt." It refers to an attendant, a waiter, or one who ministers to another. From this word we get the English word “deacon.”. When deacons serve in an agency or setting beyond the local church, the bishop, after consultation with the deacon and the pastor in charge, shall appoint the deacon to a congregation where they will take missional responsibility for leading other Christians into ministries of service (a “secondary” appointment).

  The term deacon comes from the Greek word diákonos meaning "servant" or "minister." The word, which appears at least 29 times in the New Testament, designates an appointed member of the local church who assists by serving other members and meeting material needs. Echlin, The Deacon in the Church in Past and Future, 21 (the citation is To the Philadelphians 11), Ignatius, To the Philadelphi an “The Letters of St Ignatius of Antioch,” trans Gerald G. Walsh, in The Apostolic Fathers, vol.1 of The Fathers of the Church, et al., ; Ignatius, To the Philadelphi in Ante-Nicene Fathers, , and in Early Christian Fathers, ed. Richardson,   Or that he might link it with the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on the theme: 'Amazonia, new paths for the Church and for an integral ecology' which will take place in October The launch of Zagano's book 'Women Deacons: Past Present and Future' together with a study guide for parishes suggests the ground may be being prepared. The deacon is not described as a "ruler" in the church. However, as one who assists the "overseers" of the church and is appointed by the church to fulfill specific ministries, the deacon is by.