Examples of deacon in a Sentence
my cousin was married by his uncle, who is also a deacon in his church
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Now the appeals are headed to Rome, for consideration by the Congregation for the Clergy, the office at The Holy See responsible for the formation, ministry and life of priests and deacons.
Ivory Joe Harris, a deacon gravely concerned about the church’s finances, also left the church last year.
The church will be packed with priests and deacons from the Cleveland diocese.
While living in Loch Raven Village, Mr. Waesche was an active member of Belvedere Baptist Church, serving as a deacon.
Sitting down for about five or 10 minutes, and about four or five deacons approached me in a way that made me feel very uncomfortable.
The archdiocese asked anyone with knowledge of inappropriate conduct by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer to contact its confidential report line at 913-647-3051.
Michael Jackson and his sequined glove, Pharrell Williams and that Hat, maybe former President Barack Obama’s khaki Easter Sunday deacon outfit.
Francis last year appointed him to lead a commission to study whether women could be deacons in the church.
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Origin and Etymology of deacon
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscleric, clerical, clerk, clergyperson, divine, dominie, ecclesiastic, minister, preacher, priest, reverend
Antonymslayman, layperson, secular
Related Wordschurchman, clergyman, father, Holy Joe [slang], padre; clergywoman, deaconess, priestess; abbot, archbishop, archpriest, bishop, dean, diocesan, monsignor, pope, prelate, presbyter; abbé, curate, curé, parson, pastor, rector, shepherd, vicar; chaplain, confessor, sky pilot; evangelist, missionary, missioner, missionizer, revivalist; friar, mendicant, monastic, monk, oblate, religious; high priest, high priestess
Near Antonymslay reader, lector
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: an official in some Christian churches whose rank is just below a priest
: a member of some Christian churches who has special duties
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