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  • noun Plural form of deaconess.

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Examples

  • The role of deacons/deaconesses is different in the early church then now.

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  • This "powerful arm of Christian work" not only rescues helpless little ones from degradation and misery; it undertakes the special training of the workers amongst the children in industrial homes and orphanages; and hence has arisen the institution in 1895 of the order of Methodist deaconesses, which is recommended by

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  • On this account I believed it the more necessary to find out from two maid-servants, who were called deaconesses

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  • By some Church fathers widows were called deaconesses, and deaconesses widows.

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  • During Fliedner's life-time occasions arose which called the deaconesses outside their accustomed fields of work, and proved their value in the exceptional emergencies that so often arise.

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  • For these reasons, I the more thought it necessary to investigate the real truth, by putting to the torture two maidens who were called deaconesses; but I discovered nothing, but a perverse and excessive superstition.

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  • This garbage, ranging from the "deaconesses" to Mary Magdalen to the Gnostics, was all the rage in the 1970s and early 1980s (before Ratzinger got control of any offices, I suspect!) and was disproved and ridiculed 30-40 years ago.

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  • This garbage, ranging from the "deaconesses" to Mary Magdalen to the Gnostics, was all the rage in the 1970s and early

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  • This garbage, ranging from the "deaconesses" to Mary Magdalen to the Gnostics, was all the rage in the 1970s and early 1980s (before Ratzinger got control of any offices, I suspect!) and was disproved and ridiculed 30-40 years ago.

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  • This garbage, ranging from the "deaconesses" to Mary Magdalen to the Gnostics, was all the rage in the 1970s and early

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