[ US /ˈdikənəs/ ]
[ UK /dˈiːkə‍ʊnəs/ ]
  1. a woman deacon
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How To Use deaconess In A Sentence

  • Mission, is in all respects a synonym for "deaconess," as the name is understood in the large deaconess establishment at Mildmay. Deaconesses in Europe and their Lessons for America
  • The assembly also set aside money to help deaconesses develop their ideas into new ministries.
  • Deaconesses ministered primarily to women, and their role was catechetical and philanthropic.
  • A deaconess is about to become the first Church of England clergywoman to marry a divorced man.
  • Is it not hurtful that the apostle Junia was renamed Junias and called a man to suit the male translators and that Phoebe was not called a minister as the Greek implies but a "deaconess" instead? Women's Space
  • Despite the lack of clarity on the term and its origin, it is clear that, by the 4th century, there were women in the Church exercising definite functions and styled with the term "deaconess". National Catholic Reporter
  • deaconess" of the church which is at Cenchrea -- The word is "Cenchreae," the eastern part of Corinth (Ac 18: 18). Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • If females felt called to ministry within the church, many Anglicans argued, they should eschew the quiet life and devote their energies to the less fortunate in the manner of the deaconesses.
  • Both authors raise the issue of restoring the long disused order of deaconesses.
  • The titles of these ministries are varied: deacons and deaconesses, diaconal ministers, associates in ministry; some even lack titles or rostered status.
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