Deacons

Subordinate officers in a Christian church who assist priests or ministers in administrative, financial, and pastoral duties. In many churches, deaconesses are a separate order of parish assistants.

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Subordinate officers in a Christian church who assist priests or ministers in administrative, financial, and pastoral duties. In many churches, deaconesses are a separate order of parish assistants.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300025760. The J. Paul Getty Trust.