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noun as in clergyperson

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She also served in the Peace Corps in 1971, serving in Swaziland, worked for San Francisco’s Visiting Nurses Association, and became a deacon in San Francisco’s All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

When Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos sacked the great announcer Jon Miller — a deacon in the Church of Scully — in 1996, he said it was because he wanted “more of an advocate” for the home team.

A church deacon who drove locals to and from the grocery store.

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Much will depend on which version of any of those teams — especially North Carolina — shows up to face the Deacons.

By James McBride“Sportcoat” is a 71-year-old deacon who lives in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969.

The deacon said he is demanding an explanation from Williams.

“His sermons were pretty much from his heart,” the deacon told us.

According to the deacon, Williams made countless house calls and hospital visits whenever he could.

Deacon Williams seemed to confirm this sentiment, saying, “as Christian people, we wanted him to get well.”

Paul employed his wife, a deacon in their Bowling Green presbyterian church, for damage control.

At last Deacon MacNab, the church treasurer and a personage of importance, got a chance to speak.

Of course there had been no organ in this church before, or the worthy deacon might have known more about it.

Then he returned to his province, entered the seminary, and became a sub-deacon of the diocese of Nueva Segovia.

The deacon pounded on the porch with his nearly finished leg, and grew red in the face.

How d'ye stand on the proposition to have the town build a sidewalk up the hill apast the Congregational church, Deacon?


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deacon, such as: cleric, elder, priest, and church officer.

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