Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office, dignity, or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.
- n. The position or role of a deacon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The office or ministry of a deacon or deaconess.
“The deaconship is a subordinate grade, an order of the ministry.”
“D. 1204) is cited as requiring that if the laying on of hands in the subdeaconship be omitted, it must be afterwards supplied (cap. 1, x, de sacr. non interand, 1. 6), but there seems no doubt that the word "deaconship" was in the original text (Correct.”
“Apparently Cheerie is going bananas as the pontiff has only offered him a deaconship.”
“A. Sub-deaconship, deaconship and priesthood are called major or greater orders, because those who receive them are bound for life to the service of the altar and they cannot return to the service of the world to live as ordinary laymen.”
“Sub-deaconship, by which he takes upon himself the obligation of leading”
“What name is given to sub-deaconship, deaconship and priesthood?”
“First the tonsure, then Minor Orders, then subdeaconship, then deaconship, then priesthood.”
“Here the well administration of deaconship is commended as producing two good effects to such deacons, viz: 1.”
“This pope also permitted the conferring of priesthood and deaconship on the Saturdays of ember week -- these were formerly given only at Easter.”
“In 1728 he received the deaconship and applied immediately for permission to preach.”
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