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Fund Offers Support Grants For Deacons in Need

The Fund for the Diaconate has launched an emergency assistance grant program to support deacons in financial distress. More than half are over 72, in the most vulnerable age category for impact by COVID-19.

Southwest Pilot Becomes a Deacon

Rebecca Sparks: “Essentially a deacon is the best place to be because you’re the one trying to get the church out into the world and get the world into the church.”

Jonathan Aitken Now a Deacon

Jonathan Aitken studied theology at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, but he resisted ordination because he “wouldn’t like to give dog collars a bad name.”

Bishop to Ordain Young Deacon

Archbishop of Wales gives his blessing to ordaining a deacon at age 22.

One Solution for the ‘Clergy Shortage’: Restore the Diaconate

We have a tool already forged to meet many shortages and emergencies: a diaconate.

Videos Honor Deaconess Alexander

In July, the 79th General Convention will consider a request from the diocese to add Deaconness Anna Alexander to the church’s calendar.

A Manual for Deacons

A deacon’s manual in North Carolina covers such topics as discernment, formation, ordination, and ministry.


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