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- noun The office or position of a deacon.
- noun Deacons considered as a group.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Deaconship.
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- noun See
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Jesus did not make a sacrament either of marriage or of deaconry; and, with us, marriage and deaconry are sacraments.
That same year Gerhardt accepted the deaconry at the Nicolaikirche in
The arch-deaconry was probably founded towards the close of the 11th century by Bishop Rémy, and the subdivision into rural deaneries followed shortly after.
As the townsmen became the electors of the minister, and when the new latitude in membership had been accepted by the churches, there soon appeared a growing slackness of discipline and also an increase of authority in the hands of the ministers and their subordinate deaconry.
The inroads of the Lombards had filled the city with a multitude of indigent refugees, for whose support Gregory made provision, using for this purpose the existing machinery of the ecclesiastical districts, each of which had its deaconry or "office of alms".
On 23 May a great meeting was held in the deaconry of St. Lucy, and Desiderius was again importuned to accept the papacy but persisted in his refusal, threatening to return to his monastery in case of violence.
Rome by two monks, Grimaldus and Arnulfus — this according to a manuscript in the archives of the deaconry of Santa Maria in the Via
San Lorenzo, on the contrary, is a titular when the chancellor ia of the order of priests, and a deaconry when he is a cardinal-deacon.
It is also in the secret consistory that the cardinals receive from the pope the cardinal's ring, are appointed to some titular church or deaconry, exercise the option of passing from one titular church to another, and of ascending from the order of deacons and priests to the order of priests and bishops respectively.
Majorinus, who belonged to the household of Lucilla and had been a lector in the deaconry of Caecilian.