Deacons Play Evolving Role

Prior to 1960, the diaconate functioned largely as a terminal ministry for women and a long-term holding pattern for racial minorities. After the mid-60s, deacons were reframed as having a role representing Christ in a way that functionary priests do not.

Equally Yoked?

Video introduces seven couples in which both spouses serve in ordained ministry.

Diaconal Studies in Chicago

Bexley Seabury has announced a program designed to supplement and build upon diocesan training programs.

U.K. Clergy Might Dress Down

A consultation is studying if Church of England clergy might be freed from traditional clerical clothing styles.

Deacons’ Fund Grows

The Fund for the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church oversees a $7 million endowment.