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Q+A: What is the history of the diaconate?

A. The diaconate traces it’s roots to apostolic times. The first men to fill the role of deacon are mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (6:1-6). The apostles identified a need for assistance with some of the more basic tasks of carrying out their ministry, in this particular instance to providing bread to the…

Q: What is a Deacon?

A. Deacons are ordained servants of Christ. They are men who have felt called by Christ, to serve Him and the Church. They do this through participating in a threefold ministry of word, sacrament and charity. Deacons are either “permanent” or “transitional”. When the permanent deaconate was revived during Vatican II, the distinction was made…