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Need for Deacons #409246 11/07/14 02:31 PM
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Glory to Jesus Christ!

Great article on the need for deacons. Applies equally to Eastern Catholic Churches and Roman Catholic Church, in addition to the Orthodox Churches mentioned in the article.

http://pemptousia.com/2014/11/why-the-orthodox-church-needs-deacons/

My prayers are with you,
Father Deacon El

Re: Need for Deacons [Re: Deacon El] #409255 11/08/14 09:39 AM
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I read this article too. I only took offense to the term 'lay deacon'. This is coming from Greek Orthodox. Other than that a great read.

Re: Need for Deacons [Re: Deacon El] #409264 11/08/14 11:11 PM
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Dear Father Deacon,

Excellent!

When he knows only you can be of help, I'm sure your parish priest loves to tell parishioners to "go to El!"

Sorry - haven't said that in a few years . . .

Alex

Re: Need for Deacons [Re: Deacon El] #409266 11/09/14 12:56 AM
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Wonderful article! Thank you for sharing.

On a slightly tangential note, is there any similar level of support for men to devote themselves to ministry through the 'minor' clerical ministries (reader, subdeacon, etc.), whether in the Catholic or Orthodox Churches?

Re: Need for Deacons [Re: Deacon El] #409267 11/09/14 03:53 AM
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In the Russian tradition orthodox churches there is a use and need for the minor orders. Subdeacons are used with bishops and readers are utilised for their service.


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