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Definition of "deacons" []

  • Plural form of deacon. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "deacons" in a sentence
  • "It says that the apostles ordained the first-fruits of their conversions, not as bishops _and presbyters_ and deacons, but as "_bishops and deacons_ over such as should afterwards believe;" [503: 2] and it is apparent that, when it was written, the terms bishop and presbyter were still used interchangeably."
  • "And when the president has given thanks (eucharistesantos, already a technical name for the Eucharist) and all the people have answered, those whom we call deacons give the bread and wine and water for which the 'thanksgiving' (Eucharist) has been made to be tasted by those who are present, and they carry them to those that are absent."
  • "The president having given thanks, and the people having expressed their assent, those whom we call deacons give to each of those who are present"
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